Fire Marshal’s office investigates five fireworks incidents

DOVER — On Thursday, the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office said it investigated five incidents involving fireworks during the 24-hour period of the July 4 holiday:

• Shannon Cove – Odessa: Ground type fireworks discarded into a trash can outside. Fireworks ignited the trash and burned the vinyl siding off of the house.

•Newport: Fireworks discharged inside the occupied apartment building.

•Magnolia: Fountain fireworks ignited combustibles inside a trash dumpster.

•Harrington: Sparklers ignited combustibles inside an exterior trash can.

•Camden: Sparklers ignited grass in the rear of the home.

The Fire Marshal’s office noted that all fireworks are now prohibited in the state of Delaware until the next 30 day sale period which is Dec. 1, 2018 – Jan. 1, 2019. Allowable fireworks can only be used on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

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