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California crews scramble to douse blazes from fireworks

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Posted at 9:02 AM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 21:03:50-04

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters scrambled to douse grass and structure fires sparked by illegal Fourth of July fireworks across California. The city of San Francisco saw at least 100 fires between 3 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The fire department tweeted about roughly 15 blazes in a single hour. Fires were also reported in Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Marin and Alameda counties. Firefighters treated people for minor injuries, but it wasn’t immediately clear how many were hurt. Further south, crews in Fresno responded to at least 70 fires triggered by fireworks.