Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Man Accidentally Burns Down House With Fireworks

Other top surveillance videos of the week include dozens of people looting a liquor store, a private school break-in and more.

The coronavirus has had a serious impact on our daily lives. Not even the top surveillance videos of the week are immune to COVID-19.

Due to much of the country (and world) still wary of being out and about in public, there is unsurprisingly a lack of new interesting surveillance videos. In order to make sure we can keep bringing you this weekly feature to help lighten the mood in these trying times, we will temporarily be reducing the number of videos from 9 to 5.

Now, on to this week’s top surveillance videos…

It should come as no surprise that the 4th of July holiday would bring an increase of incidents involving fireworks. Last week, we saw fireworks explode inside a car (though technically unrelated to the holiday), and this week we see a house burn down from recklessness.

Surveillance video shows a group of people shooting off fireworks in tight quarters. Suddenly, a man holding a roman candle-like firework unknowingly shoots a blast right into the open window of his home.

The celebrating continues as you can see flames inside the home gradually grow until the residents eventually realize the building is on fire. At one point you can see someone spray the fire with a garden house in an attempt to put out the fire. However, at that point it has grown too large and would require dozens of firefighters to put out.

Also this week…

The coronavirus has led to a decrease in residential burglaries and an increase in commercial burglaries and vandalism. Because certain businesses are still unable to open or operating under reduced hours, this makes them easy targets for such crime.

Surveillance video in Portland, Ore. shows a young couple smashing the front door of a bar in the middle of the night while recording it on their phones.

Click to link to see what else is in store this week. Stay safe and be good to each other.

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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