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Used fireworks spark house fire in Turlock
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Used fireworks put in a trash can ignited a blaze that destroyed a home in the 2200 block of Joynichole Drive on Monday (Photo contributed).

A family of three were displaced from their home Monday night when used fireworks ignited a blaze that destroyed their home in the 2200 block of Joynichole Drive, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

The fireworks had been put inside a trash can that was up against the home, according to the fire department.

The fire department was dispatched to the fire at 11:10 p.m. Monday. Initial calls stated there was something on fire near a residence, but as more 911 calls came in, the call was upgraded to a working structure fire and additional resources were assigned to the scene, said Turlock Fire spokesman Capt. Jason Bernard.

The first firefighters to arrive at the home found the flames extending up an exterior wall and into the attic of the single-family home.

The two adults and one minor residing at the home were already outside when firefighters arrived, which let the crews able to quickly start battling the blaze. The firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within 30 minutes and stopped it from spreading to any other homes, Bernard said.

Turlock Fire responded to the incident with three engines, Squad 32, a battalion chief, a division chief and a deputy chief. In total, 15 firefighters were on-scene as well as crews from AMR and units from the Turlock Police Department. One engine from an assisting agency provided city coverage.

No injuries were reported from the fire.

The fire department was kept exceptionally busy on the Fourth of July. They responded to 45 calls, of which 14 were for some type of fire. This included six grass fires, five trash fires, two fence fires and the one structure fire.