Fireworks cause of Basalt fire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Basalt, Colo. (AP) - Basalt police say illegal fireworks may have started a small wildfire that briefly threatened two western Colorado homes.

Police Sgt. Roderick O'Connor said Wednesday investigators found the remains of a fireworks device after the fire was extinguished.

O'Connor says investigators have no suspects.

He says he doesn't think the blaze was deliberately set.

The wind-driven fire broke out Tuesday in dry grass and got to within 10 feet of one home before it was contained.

There were no reports of injury or damage.

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