- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) - Fire officials say a blaze that burned a home in Wagner is a strong reminder about using fireworks safely.

A fire started by someone using fireworks destroyed most of the home Monday afternoon. Wagner Fire Chief Dale Petrik says the fireworks and explosion ignited a cedar tree with the fire spreading to the house.

Petrik tells The Daily Republic (https://bit.ly/2toA0pn ) Tuesday is the start of the legal fireworks season. And with dry conditions, fire officials are concerned about ignition sources.

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Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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