Illegal fireworks caused vegetation fire at Garrett Park, officials say

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Fireworks were determined to be the cause of a vegetation fire at Garrett Park on Wednesday, the Redwood City Fire Department reported today.

The fire was reported at 5:17 p.m. near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Canyon Lane and “quickly expanded to two alarms,” fire officials reported.

“The fire was contained approximately an hour later, with no reported injuries or damage to neighboring homes or other structures,” fire officials said.

Cal Fire and Woodside Fire officials assisted in battling the blaze.

An investigation determined that illegal fireworks found at the fire’s point of origin were the cause.

“This incident illustrates Redwood City’s ZERO TOLERANCE position regarding the use of fireworks,” officials said.

Redwood City has implemented a number of efforts, from steeper fines for illegal fireworks use to holding hosts of parties where illegal fireworks are used accountable, as part of an effort to reduce their use in the city.

Photo credited to the Redwood City Fire Department