Despite threats, Oakland illegal fireworks put on a big show

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Many in Oakland are complaining Monday night's illegal fireworks seemed worse than ever and with devastating consequences for some families.

Many in Oakland are complaining Monday night's illegal fireworks seemed worse than ever and with devastating consequences for some families.

They lit up in the night in keeping residents awake into the early morning hours.
RELATED: Oakland cracking down on illegal fireworks with fines up to $10,000

Oakland police had promised a crackdown on illegal fireworks use, saying extra officers would be out patrolling the streets. But on Tuesday morning, there was plenty of evidence that people were not deterred by the planned enforcement.

In Vallejo, a close look closely at the debris at a burned out home and it didn't take investigators long to figure out what started this fire. Illegal fireworks said Anthony Shair-Ali, with the Vallejo FD.

"It was shaking the windows, it was that bad," explained one resident.

Neighbors say the fireworks were not just loud, but went late into the night.

Firefighters got the call that the house was on fire at 1:15 am. No one was hurt, but the family of three has been displaced and the garage, their appliances and other belongings are ruined.
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