Fireworks Shoot Off During Deadly California Explosion

At least two people were reported killed after fireworks set off an explosion in a residential area of Ontario, California on March 16.

Shortly before 1 pm local time, the Ontario Fire Department tweeted that multiple units were responding to a “reported explosion.”

Officials with the City of Ontario later tweeted that fireworks were responsible for the explosion, and additional explosions were due to residual fireworks being set off.

This video captures fireworks going off while a thick plume of smoke rose above Ontario. Credit: Samuel Gomez via Storyful