Man Facing Charge in Scottsdale, Ariz. Brush Fire Case

June 23, 2011

A New Jersey man is facing a charge of violating a Scottsdale law for setting off fireworks which led to a brush fire last week.

Twenty-one-year-old Vincent Viganola says he was hiking with friends when he set off consumer fireworks in the Pinnacle Peak area. Scottsdale police said one of the fireworks set off a small fire.

Police say Viganola poured water on the fire and others notified Pinnacle Peak park stewards who responded and put out the fire.

The Arizona Republic reports Viganola told police he thought fireworks were legal since he bought them from a seller. The state allows their sale, but Scottsdale prohibits their use within city limits.

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