Fireworks were blamed for at least four house fires across Tampa Bay.
Three of the fires were in Clearwater on Saturday night and early Sunday. One started on a roof, at 1912 Barrington Drive W, Clearwater Fire & Rescue said. The other two broke out when people improperly disposed of fireworks in garbage cans. Flames spread to the adjacent houses, at 2121 Alemanda Drive and 207 Duncan Ave. S, fire and rescue said.
Photos tweeted by Clearwater firefighters show them working on the roof of a home with fireworks going off against the black sky behind them.
A 911 caller said fireworks caused a fire that destroyed a mobile home Saturday night at 16125 Boca Raton Street in Brooksville, the Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services Office said.
The mobile home at 16125 Boca Raton St. was vacant and undergoing renovation, fire officials said.
Another house fire early Sunday in Town ‘N Country is still under investigation and the cause has not been determined, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said.
The fire appears to have started near the garage of the home in the 7300 block of Brookview Circle and caused significant damage.