Fireworks Heard Going Off After Ontario, California, Explosion

A large explosion reportedly caused by fireworks shook Ontario, California on March 16, sending a column of smoke billowing into the sky.

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

The City of Ontario later confirmed that the explosion occurred after “a large amount of fireworks at a house ignited, causing a large structure fire.”

This video shows smoke coming up from the site of the fire, while smaller explosions can be heard in the background. In a tweet, city officials said continued explosions were the result of additional fireworks going off. Credit: @19GMC84 via Storyful