Vacaville fire officials remind residents about citywide fireworks ban

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VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) – Residents in Vacaville are still reeling from recent wildfires over the years.

Todd Horne told FOX40 Monday how nerve-racking the Pena Adobe Fire was for him and his family when the flames burned 320 acres near Lagoon Valley and came dangerously close to his Vacaville home in 2015.

“It actually did come right to the fence line,” Horne recalled.

He said the risk of wildfires was something they’ve had to deal with when they chose to live next to the beauty of rolling hillsides, but what Horne said makes the memory worse is what caused the blaze.

“That was started because of fireworks,” said Vacaville Fire Department Chief Kris Concepcion.

Fortunately, firefighters prevented the flames from destroying any homes.

“This time of the year, it’s just insane to be messing around with fires, especially in a drought year. It’s going to be worse,” Horne said.

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