Fireworks fires destroy two Simi Valley homes

first_imgAnyone with information about the case should call him at (805) 583-6969. [email protected] (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Two of the boys were treated for smoke inhalation. One of the 17-year-olds was cited for unlawfully causing a fire, police said. Officials said it appeared that at least one of them had lived in the house that burned. On Tuesday, the uninsured home of an 80-year-old man in the 4200 block of Apricot Street was destroyed while he was away visiting his wife’s grave. Officials said people had been setting off illegal fireworks at a school nearby, and a bottle rocket apparently landed on the wood-shake roof of Chris Palomarez’, who had lived in the home for 40 years. Simi Valley police are still trying today to determine who set off the fireworks that ignited his home. “It was one of the worst fireworks-related fires I’ve ever seen here in Simi Valley,” said Simi Valley police Detective Gene Hostetler. SIMI VALLEY – With the memory of two houses destroyed by separate fires caused by illegal fireworks, firefighters scrambled this afternoon to extinguish a blaze that broke out in a Kadota Avenue home, officials said. Arson investigators were on the scene of the fire in the 2400 block of Kadota Avenue, working to determine the cuase of the 1:45 p.m. blaze. A Wednesday afternoon fire in the 1800 block of Geoffrey Avenue was started by teenagers playing with fireworks when one of the devices ignited leaves on the roof of a porch, officials said. Two 17-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy were playing with the fireworks about 3 p.m. They tried to put out the flames with a garden hose, but it spread to the attic, the Ventura County Fire Department reported. last_img

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