Bungled Fireworks Display Burns Down City Xmas Tree

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

Video Credit: CEN

This is the moment a tall Christmas tree in a city centre turns into a huge fireball after reportedly being set alight by fireworks sparks during a bungled display.

The incident took place around 9.30pm on Las Americas Square in the city of Zapopan in the western Mexican state of Jalisco and videos were posted on social media by local residents shortly afterwards.

It is believed the fire was caused by fireworks sparks from a nearby display although the incident is still being investigated by the local fire brigade, according to local media.

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The video footage shows the huge Christmas tree completely ablaze as residents walk around the city square.

Local media said that no one was reported as injured during the tree fire.

The Christmas tree had only been erected on the square one week ago.

Reports said that firefighters attended the scene and managed to control the flames and eventually extinguish the fire within a few hours.

Video Credit: CEN

Meanwhile, netizens had a lot to say about the bungled fireworks display burning down the city’s Christmas tree.

Social media user ‘Velyeyo’ commented: “The truth is that they decided to use cheap fireworks which pose more of a risk of fire. The authorities should have bought better quality products.”

‘Chavamiramonte5’ said: “It is truly pathetic.”

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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