Windy weather could send aerial fireworks awry on Oahu
By Leila Fujimori email@example.com
Dec. 30, 2020
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“Once you launch that aerial, that’s a huge ember being propelled by burning gunpowder. It’s almost guaranteed it’s a house fire if it lands on a house, or a wildland fire if it lands in brush,” said Honolulu Fire Capt. Jeff Roache. Aerial fireworks light the skies above Papakolea.
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The National Weather Service forecasts that “trade winds will become rather breezy Thursday and on through the weekend as high pressure builds in to our north.” Aerial fireworks explode over Manoa.
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Landon Garza, 14, and his dog, Kona, who died Dec. 23. Kona was on his leash at the time. He had crawled under the chainlink fence, and his collar got caught on one of the links. He actually broke some of the chainlink just to escape the boom of fireworks, said Lisa Ornellas, Garza’s mother.