(July 4, 2013) Frisco investigators say fireworks discarded in a trash cart sparked a house fire that destroyed three vehicles and heavily damaged the home overnight.
At 10:02 p.m. (July 3), dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a house fire in the 4300 block of Castle Bank Lane. When firefighters arrived at 10:06 p.m., they found heavy fire in the garage area, which had spread to the house.
Investigators say a resident put some spent fireworks into trash cart stored in the home’s garage.
“This magnifies the reason why we discourage people from using fireworks,’ said Chief Mark Piland, Frisco Fire Department. “Used fireworks can remain hot for days, which are why encourage people to enjoy fireworks by attending or viewing displays manned by professionals and firefighters are present.”
Frisco Fire Department reminds everyone consumer fireworks are illegal within the City of Frisco, as well as in the extraterritorial jurisdiction areas of Collin and Denton counties. Violators of are subject to confiscation of the fireworks and the issuance of fines, not to exceed $200 per violation.
A value for estimated damages is not available at this time. No one was injured.