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Fireworks turn Pendleton fire into a wild one

by TSchmitt
Mon, Jul 4th 2011 08:24 am

Exploding fireworks made a house fire in Pendleton even more dangerous for firefighters on Sunday morning.

A blaze erupted at a house on Aiken Road and fire crews were forced to run for cover when the fire spread from a garage to the main house, igniting a collection of fireworks that had been stored there.

Since fireworks are illegal, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was called in to investigate. A total of five different fire companies responded to the blaze just before noon on Sunday at 6450 Aiken.

Fortunately, nobody was inside the residence. The home has been listed as a total loss.


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