Florida home torched by hot fireworks tossed in trash can, officials say

4 people inside home when blaze starrted
Home burned by fireworks
Home burns from fireworks News Year's Day 2020 in Clay County, Florida
Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 16:31:42-05

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida family is starting the new year looking for a new place to live after fire crews said fireworks burned down their home overnight.

Clay County Fire Rescue said they responded to a fire at a house in Oakleaf at 1:25 a.m. Friday.

Officials said four people were at home at the time of the fire, but everyone was able to escape without injuries.

Firefighters said hot fireworks were disposed of in a garage trash can, causing the blaze.

Crews said the family is working with the Red Cross for temporary housing.