July 3, 2007
Two separate fires, both started from fireworks, burned about 15 acres in King George County.
Firefighters contained a wildland fire that began on Monday. Investigators determined that fireworks were to blame. Fireworks were also the cause of another fire that consumed a fifth of an acre in another part of the county.
An individual was charged in that incident. Investigators noted that fireworks had been set off Saturday evening and hot debris landed in a dry wooded area, where it smoldered before igniting the next day.
The Virginia Department of Fire says that the lack of significant rain in many areas of the state means they're more vulnerable to fires. If you would like more information about fire safety click on the website below.