Fireworks collide with DTLA high-rise apartment building – CBS Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – There was still broken glass on the street in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday where fireworks shattered at least one window on July 4.

Dramatic video circulating on social media shows the fireworks shooting into the sky before colliding with the side of the tower at the intersection of Hope and 12th Street. The people who set off the illegal fireworks quickly left the scene.

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“I thought it looked like a war zone,” said Miguel Altamirano, who was at the house at the time. “It hit my ground. Not me, he touched the unit next to me, but it was on my floor, the 34th floor.

Altamirano watched the video on social media of the incident, but Cyre John, a new mom who was at home with her baby, had not seen the video until CBS2 consumer reporter Kristine Lazar, show him.

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“Oh my God,” she said in shock.

In a video posted on TikTok, we hear glass falling after the explosion.

“I think it was a little more difficult as well, because of what happened recently in Florida,” John said. “The loud noises definitely surprised us. “

John said the amount of illegal fireworks was something she had never experienced before.

“They probably started around 11 am and probably didn’t end until 5 am the next morning,” she said. “And then also the 5.”

Residents said they didn’t think anyone was inside the affected unit, but said the damage should be a wake-up call for those who set off fireworks illegal.

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“People need to be more aware and concerned about the safety of others and not just their own,” said Altamirano.

Los Angeles firefighters responded to the scene Sunday night after receiving calls about an explosion, but there had been no active fire. The Los Angeles Police Department said it was investigating, but no arrests were made.

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