Fireworks cause vehicle fire at Dunwoody home

Fireworks sparked a blaze outside a home on Hidden Branches Drive late Monday night.

Dunwoody Police and DeKalb County Fire-Rescue arrived to the home at around 11 p.m. where they found a family's vehicle fully engulfed in flames. A police officer said the family discarded used fireworks into a trash can.

"We just want to let everybody know that there is a proper way to dispose of fireworks. This is not the proper way. They actually put the fireworks into a trash can and it was still lit and actually caught the trash can on fire and now the vehicle is fully involved and it looks like a basketball goal is on fire," an officer at the scene said.

Everyone made it out of the home safely and no injuries were reported.

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Water is key to proper disposal of fireworks. According to the National Council on Fireworks Safety, "Used fireworks should be soaked with water and placed in a nonflammable trash can outside; several feet away from a house, garage, deck area or anything else flammable." 
 
Click here for more fireworks safety tips.
 
11Alive wishes you a safe and Happy Independence Day!
 
 

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