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.