Residents of two homes in south suburban Frankfort were displaced early Monday after discarded fireworks outside a home caused a fire that spread to a neighboring residence, authorities stated.
At approximately 5:02 a.m., the Frankfort Fire Department was called to a report of a garage fire in the 7700 block of North Avenue.
The fire damaged the living areas of the initial home, and severely damaged a neighboring home, fire officials said. No injuries were reported.
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A preliminary investigation revealed fireworks were placed in a garbage can that caught fire and quickly involved both homes, according to authorities.
In a Facebook post, the fire department said it wanted to remind everyone "that we should leave fireworks to the professionals."