At 1:21 a.m. Wednesday, city of Hays emergency dispatchers were alerted to a vehicle on fire in the 3300 block of Lincoln Drive. The Hays Fire Department, assisted by Ellis County Fire Department Company 5, the Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, immediately was dispatched.

First arriving police officers found a pickup on fire in the 3500 block of Lincoln Drive. Firefighters used one hose line to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries.

The most probable cause of the fire was the improper disposal of fireworks debris in the bed of the pickup.

The last fire crew left the scene at 2:42 a.m. 

At the same time as the vehicle fire, firefighters also responded to a large pile of fireworks debris and other trash on fire in the 2600 block of Van Buren Drive. One responding fire crew was diverted from the Lincoln Drive fire to respond to the fire.

Earlier in the evening, firefighters responded to a grass fire in the 600 block of E. Seventh caused by the use of fireworks.