Fireworks demonstration starts wildfire

July 1, 2009 5:29:28 PM PDT
A fire started Wednesday during a fireworks demonstration put on by the Alameda County Sheriff's Department.

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The 5-acre fire started around 4:15 p.m. at Camp Parks.

A couple of fireworks deputies were setting off got out of control sparking the grass fire. Ironically, the deputies were demonstrating just how powerful those fireworks were.

They blew up a case of M-1000 professional-grade fireworks, a small part of a cache confiscated from a house in Oakland. Each one was as powerful as a quarter stick of dynamite.

No injuries or property damages were reported.

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