Thousands of dollars in damage is being reported to a house in Audrain County after a fire on Sunday, July 2, 2023.
Little Dixie Fire Protection District responded to the fire around 11pm in the 14000 block of Highway JJ. A residential structure had heavy fire on the north side of the home and the interior.
Little Dixie Firefighters were able to knock down the fire and get it extinguished.
An investigation found the cause of the fire was discarded fireworks placed in the trash.
Estimated damage was between $25,000 and $30,000.
The Little Dixie Fire Protection District would like to remind citizens to put water on the discarded fireworks before placing them in the trash.
And is also reminding citizens to exercise caution when shooting fireworks and to have a water supply such as a garden hose available in the event that they start a fire especially since it is still very dry.