Burning Down The House

A Florida family is without a home after the residence burned down on New Year’s Day. Of course, being Florida, there is always a catch.

Members of Clay County Fire Rescue were called to the house fire in Oakleaf just before 1:30 a.m., according to a post on the organization’s Facebook page.

Four people were in the home when the fire broke out, firefighters say. Everyone was able to get out safely and there were no reported injuries. The family is now working with the Red Cross for temporary housing.

Firefighters say they determined the cause of the fire was hot fireworks that were disposed of in a garage trash can.

How do people not know to douse their used fireworks in water? Cripes, we have the kids put their sparklers into a bucket and let them sit there overnight.

9 thoughts on “Burning Down The House

  1. I wish they would stop putting that warning “do not use in the tub/shower”. Number of idiots procreating would drop.

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  2. Mike AKA Proof – Bought the missus a new fire pit. Can’t wait to toss the burning embers onto the yard.

    Cathy – And really, isn’t procreation from morons the true problem on this planet?

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  3. Ronni – People in our neighborhood set off fireworks on New Year’s Eve starting the moment the sun went down. It was cool for a while, but when they were still setting them off at 4am – they woke us up – I was ready to start shooting.

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    1. The latest I heard them was around 2:30am. It was not amusing!! A guy who lives down the street from me got a ticket. They city lets you shoot off fireworks until 12:30am. I wasn’t brave enough to ask how much he was ticketed.

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  4. In my home town, we had a retired fire chief set his house on fire with discarded ashes from the fireplace. Of all people, you would think should know better, but apparently he thought the laws of physics didn’t apply to him.

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