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Walla Walla Fire Depart. calls on July 4, 2021 involving fireworks

 


WALLA WALLA—Over the Independence Day holiday weekend, firefighters with the city of Walla Walla Fire Department responded to various calls that involved fireworks or were suspected to involve fireworks. As follows is a summary of those calls:

July 3, 2021, at 9:45 p.m. — 446 Holly St.

Small grass fire caused by a ground spinner firework. The property owner extinguished the fire. No injuries or dollar losses were reported.

July 3, 2021, at 10:56 p.m. — 250 W. Rees Ave.

Grass fire along the railroad tracks that extended inside Kelty’s Auto Parts, burning approximately 40 scrap vehicles, with damage estimated at $35,000. No injuries were reported. Fireworks are suspected.

July 4, 2021, at 1:19 a.m. — 141 E. Chestnut St.

Small grass fire with minor damage to power pole caused by an unknown type of firework. Fire crews extinguished the fire. No injuries or dollar losses were reported.

July 4, 2021, at 4:35 a.m. — 2210 Tacoma St.

Small grass fire caused by an unknown type of firework. The fire was out before the arrival of fire crews. No injuries or dollar losses were reported.

July 4, 2021, at 5:09 p.m. — 234 Sheridan Road

Grass fire that extended to a detached garage and vehicle, with damage estimated at $50,000. Fire crews extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported. Fireworks are suspected.

July 4, 2021, at 9 p.m. — 913 W. Poplar St.

Small grass fire caused by a cone/fountain firework. The fire was out before the arrival of fire crews. No injuries or dollar losses were reported.

July 4, 2021, at 9:11 p.m. — 91 Garden Drive

Grass and fence fire caused by an aerial shell/mortar firework. The property owner extinguished the fire. No injuries or dollar losses were reported.

July 4, 2021, at 10:19 p.m. — 216 N 5th St.

Grass fire involving a tree caused by an unknown type of firework, with damage of $400. Fire crews extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported.

July 4, 2021, at 10:36 p.m. — Sprague and Maple

Small grass fire caused by an unknown type of firework. The fire was extinguished by the property owner. No injuries or dollar losses were reported.

July 4, 2021, at 10:49 p.m. — 460 N. Wilbur St.

Smoldering bush caused by an unknown type of firework. Fire crews extinguished the fire. No injuries or dollar losses were reported.

July 4, 2021, at 10:55 p.m. — 523 Sprague St.

Small grass fire next to shed caused by an unknown type of firework being shot off by neighbors. The fire was out before the arrival of fire crews. No njuries or dollar losses were reported.

July 4, 2021, at 11:31 p.m. — 512 Edith St.

Small grass fire caused by an unknown type firework. Fire crews extinguished the fire. No injuries or dollar losses were reported.

The WWFD thanks residents who abstained from lighting fireworks this year, and those who took all necessary safety precautions when celebrating with legal fireworks.

 

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