Dozens of firefighters responded to the June 24 incident that was captured on security cameras at the home on East 51st Street.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
The video allegedly shows Bend lighting fireworks in the driveway, when one of them burst through an open window on the first floor, setting the home on fire, according to the FDNY.
“Illegal fireworks pose significant dangers to the safety of New Yorkers and their property,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro in a statement.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Suspect
The FDNY said 17 people were arrested and more than $36,000 worth of illegal fireworks were confiscated in the last nine days.
New York City has been dealing with a whopping number of fireworks complaint in recent weeks.Group Of Women Accused Of Assaulting, Robbing Victim After Inviting Her To Party On Instagram
The FDNY is urging New Yorkers to call 311 report the use, delivery or sale of fireworks. All calls are kept confidential.