In the late hours of Monday, fireworks were the primary cause of a number of small fires that occurred throughout the Denver metropolitan area.
Fireworks have been blamed for both grass fires and a structural fire at a home in Aurora’s 3400 block of South Laredo Court.
The cause of the house fire, according to a tweet from South Metro Fire Rescue, was “likely due to fireworks improperly discarded.”
In a tweet posted on Monday, West Metro Fire stated that it had “responded to more than a dozen fires today, the majority of which have been caused by fireworks since 4:30 p.m.”
According to West Metro Fire, one of them was a small grass fire close to Kipling Street and Alameda Avenue, which was probably caused by fireworks.
A brush fire was put out behind the 3800 block of South Himalaya Way by the Aurora Fire Department and South Metro Fire Rescue. Winds were making this situation “especially challenging and dangerous,” South Metro Fire stated via Twitter.
In spite of the ongoing fire, South Metro Fire Rescue continued, “fireworks continued to be fired off in the area.”
According to South Metro Fire Rescue, the fire was fully under control at 8:48 p.m.
Before the fire started and before it “rapidly spread,” witnesses reportedly saw aerial fireworks over the Spring Creek Park open space.
All of these fires have been put out by their respective fire departments as a result of rainy conditions that persisted throughout the evening.