LOVELAND, Colo. — A garage fire started on Saturday night around 9:35 pm from improperly discarded fireworks, fire investigators said.
The fire happened on 809 Essex Drive in Lakewood. When crews got to the scene they saw a 25-foot wall of fire burning the home’s garage, according to Loveland Fire Rescue Bat. Chief Michael Cerovski.
Investigators determined the fire started accidentally from improperly discarded fireworks. The residents of the house weren’t home when the fire started.
After watching the Loveland fireworks show, the residents arrived back at home to find firefighters working to stop the fire, Chief Cerovski said.
The heat was a threat to a neighboring house, so crews put water on the neighbor’s house as well.
The fireworks recovered at the home were legal.
No one was injured in the fire. The home suffered extensive damage.