- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say fireworks were the cause for a string of fires in the Fargo area during the July 4th holiday.

West Fargo Assistant Fire Chief Rory Jorgensen tells KFGO radio (https://bit.ly/2sLYfcf) that fire calls started coming in to his department around 9 p.m. Tuesday, including two dumpster fires, several grass fires and a house fire.

Jorgensen says the homeowner had gathered up spent fireworks and thought the material was out when he put it in a garbage can next to the house.

Shortly after the West Fargo house fire call, West Fargo crews were called out to assist in fighting a house fire south of Fargo. Authorities say two possible sources for the fire will be investigated, including a possible lightning strike and spent fireworks put in a garbage can.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

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