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It's legal. But ...
I don’t follow every Westerville fire or police department emergency response.
This one was different. Most of the fire department’s calls are medical. Sometimes it is a single medic unit. Sometimes two units, one as a backup.
Everybody went to this garage fire in Uptown Westerville, including the new hook and ladder truck that had to navigate itself onto a narrow alley for the best location.
(Everbody doesn’t really mean everybody. It means a full response with multiple fire trucks, a medic, fire chiefs, and several police officers)
Opting out of danger
Later that day the city announced that it would opt out of a new law permitting fireworks other than novelty incendiaries such as sparklers and similar devices.
This fire proved even that is dangerous.
A novelty snake fireworks designed to do nothing more than spew a stream of ash and smoke started this small fire in an unattached garage. A novelty firework that is still a fire. In this case, it ignited nearby cardboard requiring a fire department response.
There was little damage and no injuries. The fire was almost extinguished when the fire department arrived. The only firefighting apparatus required was a handheld extinguisher.
Making a photo every day is challenging. Monday was my Braun Farm day so I chose a photo from that shoot for My Final Photo. It could easily have been the garage photo at the top. It makes a better newsletter item with the addition of the city’s announcement later that day.
In the last newsletter
The house and barn at the Braun Farm may be demolished as a developer intends to seek city approval for a project that would meet the requirement of the planning commission and city council.
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