Teens cited for firework violations after vacant home catches fire

Two teens have been cited after a small house fire was started because of fireworks.
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Lincoln Fire and Rescue and Lincoln Police say a vacant home in west Lincoln caught fire after it was hit with fireworks.

It happened Friday night around 6:00, according to LFR.

Two 18-year-olds were cited for firework violations after bottle rockets and artillery shells were found to have started a small fire in the attic of the vacant home.

LFR was able to contain the fire within 20 minutes of arriving, but around $5,000 in damage was caused.

Fireworks are not legal within city limits until July 3rd.

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