ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County fire officials say improperly discarded fireworks started a fire at a house in the Providence community east of Annapolis.

Firefighters called to the home early Tuesday found flamed coming from the roof of garage attached to the two-story home on Providence Road. It took 29 firefighters a half hour to control the one-alarm fire.

Officials say investigators determined that used legal fireworks placed in a trash can inside the garage had started the blaze. Damage to the home and two vehicles inside the garage is estimated to be $250,000.

Three people in the home were able to escape before firefighters arrived and no one was injured.

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