Fireworks likely cause of Cambria fire
December 27, 2013
Fireworks caused a small hillside fire in Cambria early Tuesday morning, according to firefighting officials. [Tribune]
The fire burned a forested area of about 40 square feet on a hill below the Cambria Pines Lodge before firefighters extinguished it.
Fireworks are banned in Cambria, but the Cambria Fire Department and other agencies received reports of fireworks in the area earlier that night. Investigators, however, have found neither proof of the fireworks, nor suspects.
“My guess is they were driving around town, shooting them off from wherever they were,” said Fire Capt. Steve Bitto.
If fireworks trigger a fire, the person who owned or lit them can be charged with a crime and held responsible for any damage and the cost of fighting the fire, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Stuart MacDonald.