A California family’s Halloween decorations prompted a passerby to call 911 to report a house fire. Carmen and Travis Long drew attention to their Riverside home on Halloween with their decorative orange lights and smoke machine. Fortunately, firefighters were already aware of the display and assured callers that it was just special effects.
The Longs said the fake fire, like the rest of their Halloween display, was inspired by the Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean amusement park ride.
"My husband 'stole' the idea from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland," Carmen said. "It's just satin cloth, an orange light, a red light, and a fan."