Fireworks thrown away in garage cause fire in Highlands Ranch

Fireworks were improperly discarded in a plastic trash can inside a garage, South Metro Fire Rescue said.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Col. — Improperly discarded fireworks were the cause of a fire at a home in Highlands Ranch Sunday night, South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) said.

At 10:49 pm, SMFR said crews were working a garage fire in the 8900 block of Kittiwake Street.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fully-gulfed garage quickly and prevented flames from spreading to the home.

Everyone inside the home was evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, SMFR said. One cat was rescued and treated with oxygen.

Investigators determined the fire was caused by fireworks thrown away in a plastic can inside the garage after they were used Sunday night, according to SMFR.

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