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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Monday July 8th, 2013 :: 02:25 p.m. PDT


LASD Arson/Explosives Detail Investigating Residential Fire In Palmdale Caused By Illegal Fireworks.

On Friday, July 5, 2013, at about 12:15 A.M., a ground-based, fountain-type firework was ignited on the front porch of a residence. The firework caused minor damage to the exterior of the house, located on Merryvale Lane in the City of Palmdale. Fortunately, no one was injured.

This incident is being investigated as an arson.

Members of the public are reminded about the seriousness of possessing illegal fireworks and are encouraged to report such activity to their local law enforcement agency. If you have any information about illegal fireworks, or any crime, please contact your local Sheriff's Station. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

Remember the dangers of fireworks. Each year, fireworks cause injuries and property damage. Fireworks are often a part of special times like Independence Day and New Year’s Eve. But fireworks can be dangerous. In 2008, an estimated 7,000 people—an average of more than 19 people every day—were treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained from fireworks, and more than half of those injured were children. Whenever you celebrate, learn how to protect yourself and those you care about from fireworks–related injuries.

The risk of injury or death is substantial when using any type of fireworks. Even fireworks labelled as "Safe and Sane" can burn you, blind you, or even kill you.

To read more about fireworks injuries, click on

Visit the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website for information and safety tips

For more information visit the web site of the Los Angeles County Fire Department at

Written by:

Deputy Lillian Peck
Captain Mike Parker
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(323) 267-4800
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Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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