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Rogers Homes Catch Fire From Fireworks During Fourth of July

Posted: July 8, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

ROGERS -- Fireworks caught two Rogers homes on fire early Saturday, burning down one home, injuring a firefighter and damaging the exterior of another home, said Fire Chief Tom Jenkins on Monday.

Fast Fact

Fireworks And Fires

More fires are reported on the Fourth of July than any other day nationwide. Fireworks account for two of five of those fires — more than any other cause.

Source: National Fire Protection Association

At A Glance

Costly Firework Blazes

In 2011, fireworks caused about 17,800 reported fires nationwide. That included 1,200 structure fires, 400 vehicle fires and 16,300 outside and other fires. The fires resulted in $32 million in direct property damage.

Source: National Fire Protection Association

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