Two minors arrested for sparking fire with fireworks

MARTINEZ (KRON)—Two minors were arrested in Martinez Tuesday afternoon for allegedly starting a 2-acre fire with illegal fireworks, a fire captain said.

The flames broke out around 2:30 p.m. near Holly View Drive and was caused by minors playing with fireworks, said Captain George Laing.

The fire began in a brush in a canyon and quickly spread to an open field. The flames then went into another canyon close to some houses, Laing said.

Firefighters usually have these kinds of incidents before and after the 4th of July, Laing said.

No one was injured and no structures were threatened.

Bay City News also contributed to this report.

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