Homemade fireworks spark Lake Wildwood fire | TheUnion.com

Homemade fireworks spark Lake Wildwood fire

Kids with home-made fireworks reportedly caused a small vegetation fire Wednesday night in Lake Wildwood.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to Candlewood Court at about 10:30 p.m. after Lake Wildwood security forces reported hearing several booms in the area and the smell of smoke, according to dispatch reports. They located the remains of some of the fireworks in the middle of the road.

“We found two aluminum soda cans taped together,” said Capt. Jeff Pettitt. “They had put something in them to launch fireworks into the air.”

The suspects were not located, but they left behind a note taunting the security guards, Pettitt said.

“They set fireworks off two times, and the third time, it went into a juniper bush and set it on fire,” Pettitt said.

A neighbor saw the fire and called it in, prompting a response by the fire department, Pettitt said.

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