AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – July 4th started with a bang for one local fire department after fireworks started a house fire. South Metro Fire Rescue responded to a fire just before 1 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 21100 block of East Whitaker Drive in Arapahoe County.

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Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies arrived first and were able to wake the residents, who safely evacuated.

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South Metro extinguished the fire before it extended to the inside.

No injuries were reported.

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Investigators say the cause of the fire was fireworks that were improperly disposed of.

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