Fireworks to blame for shed fire

Fireworks to blame for shed fire
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:47am

El Paso County  Sheriff’s Deputies say fireworks are to blame for a shed fire over the weekend. Deputies were dispatched Saturday to the 9000 block of Curtis Dr., near Westway, to check on a structure fire.

Deputies arrived to find a storage shed located at the southeast corner of the residence on fire. Further investigation revealed the homeowner and his 18-year-old son were at home when it all started. It was determined the teen was lighting “Black Cat Little Dynamite” fireworks when a patch of grass near the shed caught fire.

The West Valley Fire Department was called and extinguished the fire.

Damages were estimated at $500; the homeowner was not insured. No one was injured as a result of the fire.

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