Fireworks to blame for fires that burned 2 Memphis homes

Fireworks to blame for fires that burned 2 Memphis homes

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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