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Discarded fireworks called likely cause for Cottonwood fire

January 3, 2019

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say discarded fireworks apparently are to blame for a fire that damaged a residential garage and smoke damage to a home in Cottonwood.

The city Fire and Medical Department reports that the homeowner used a garden hose to extinguish most of the fire Wednesday night but that firefighters put out a smoldering fire that they found in the wall of the garage.

Officials say investigators determined that the fire started in a garbage can in the garage.