Family uses fireworks to scare bird out of hole in roof, catches house on fire

LAFAYETTE, IN (WLFI) — A house fire destroyed one Lafayette family’s roof Sunday morning, but how it happened was unexpected.

Around 11am, Lafayette fire and police departments were called to a house on Archway Drive.

Lafayette police said the family was trying to scare a bird out of a hole in the roof with a firework. Sparks flew and part of the roof caught fire.

No one was hurt and only the roof was damaged.

Lafayette fire crews extinguished the flames in about 30 minutes.

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