Firework Explosion at an Ontario House Leaves Two Dead

A house fire sparked by commercial-grade fireworks in Ontario left two people dead.

Fireworks are illegal in Ontario according to the city's website.

"Without knowing exactly what was in there, but due to the large explosion, we would at minimum be investigating a felony or several felonies...depending on what a cache of fireworks or explosive materials they had in there" said Ontario Police Department Chief , Mike Lorenz

"A whole wall fell on me. I actually had my pants in flames but I was able to get a hose. They continuously do this. They do it every other day. It's unfortunate it took this for the cops and the fire department to do something about it." said Helene Fierro, who lives next door to the house that caught fire.

According to KTLA Fierro's leg ended up getting burned after flames traveled into her home and windows inside her home shattered due to the impact of the explosion. Some of the neighbors believed it was an earthquake.

Billowing smoke was still rising from the house more than an hour after authorities first responded.

The blaze left two people dead and led to an evacuation of homes in the surrounding area, according to authorities.

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