Firefighters arrive on the scene of a fire at 221 West State St. in Albion just after 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. The fire would spread to two neighboring houses. Garry Tarr, one of the residents, was mixing compounds with fireworks in a garage. He tested one of the fireworks and it exploded, according to police. The garage was quickly engulfed in flames that spread to the three houses.