Aerial fireworks blamed for fire that destroyed one Pocatello home, damaged another

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Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a man setting off aerial fireworks in eastern Idaho while a neighbor screamed at him to stop ignited a brushfire that destroyed one home and damaged another. Pocatello Fire Department Captain Nick Christensen tells the Idaho State Journal (http://bit.ly/2ugI3og) that firefighters responded to the blaze at about 10 p.m. Thursday and had it extinguished at about 1:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities say the fire started when a fireworks mortar ignited dry grass that quickly spread across a ravine and then to a street with homes. Authorities say that about 15 homes were evacuated but reported no injuries. Damage estimates were unavailable. Police say they know the identity of...

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