Fireworks to blame for fires that burned 2 Memphis homes - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Fireworks to blame for fires that burned 2 Memphis homes

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Shooting off fireworks started two residential fires that broke out late on July 4 and into early morning July 5. 

MFD responded to these fires on Deer Crossing Road and Buntyn Street. The first home caught fire in the carport area as a result of setting off the fireworks and the second home suffered from a roof fire. 

The Buntyn Street residence did not have a working smoke detector according to MFD. They encourage every homeowner to check smoke alarms once a month and replace batteries often. 

The damages were estimated at over $45,000 between the homes. 

No firefighters or civilians were injured in either of these fires. 

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