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Fire Officials: Illegal Fireworks Set Marydel Garage Fire

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MARYDEL, Del.- Authorities say fireworks are to blame for a Monday morning garage fire in Marydel.

According to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire in a 12-by-24-foot standalone garage on Mahan Corner Road was caused when a bottle rocket struck the garage, igniting combustibles inside. Fire officials said two boys, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, were discharging the bottle rocket fireworks. The fire began just before 10:30 a.m.

Heavy damage to the garage was estimated at $7,500, investigators said. They added that while there were no injuries, criminal charges are pending.

In Delaware, it is illegal to possess, use or sell all fireworks, including sparklers and sky lanterns.

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