Sparks from fireworks left in a trash can are partly to blame for a deadly house that claimed the life of an East Texas man.

Officials in Bowie County say the blaze killed the man and injured his wife when the home caught fire just before midnight July 4at the house located in the 100 block of Douglas Street in Texarkana.

KSLA reports firefighters were somewhat hampered in fighting the blaze because of the fireworks that had ignited.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time; his wife is hospitalized with unknown injuries.

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