Discarded fireworks spark Brevard house fire

Home, cars damaged; no one injured

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

INDIALANTIC, Fla. - Discarded fireworks sparked a Brevard County house fire early Friday, according to officials.

The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. on Seabreeze Drive.

Brevard Rescue fire officials said fireworks left in a trash bin next to the home caused the fire, which damaged a fence, two vehicles, the exterior of the home around the garage and the attic.

"The remnants of the fireworks were in a plastic trash can up next to the home. They later caught fire. It was noticed by a neighbor," Chief Mark Schollmeyer said.

All of the residents were out of the home when firefighters arrived, and no injuries were reported.

A home restoration worker said about half of the house is still in one piece.

For anyone else playing with fireworks this weekend, firefighters warn that this is a cautionary tale.

"If you must shoot off fireworks, when you dispose of them, put them in a bucket of water for a period of time and let them soak and let them go out," Schollmeyer said.

 

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