‘Large amount of fireworks’ spark explosion, house fire in California
ONTARIO, Calif.—A large explosion in Ontario, California left two people dead on Tuesday, according to authorities.
A loud explosion was heard Tuesday afternoon in the California neighborhood.
Officials said a large number of fireworks at a house had ignited, causing a large structure fire.
Two people were killed, authorities said.
Areas surrounding the fire were evacuated, according to emergency management officials.
Fire and police officials are investigating the incident.
.@OntarioPD and @OntarioFireDept are currently on scene in the area of Fern Avenue and Francis Street. A large amount of fireworks at a house ignited, causing a large structure fire. Explosions being heard are by fireworks at this time. More details to follow. https://t.co/y6atiGL1OD— City of Ontario (@CityofOntario) March 16, 2021