The Abilene Fire Department confirmed Tuesday kids shooting off fireworks caused the Monday grass fire near Westmoreland Street in Abilene.
KTXS spoke with the Abilene Fire Department about the consequences of misusing fireworks.
A spokesman said such misuse can lead to heavy fines or even jail time.
"The law states: You can't bring fireworks into the city limits and set them off," Firefighter J. Sanders said. "That's where we ran into the problem yesterday."
According to the Abilene Fire Department, the grass fire burned approximately two acres of brush and came dangerously close to nearby homes.
Using fireworks can have legal implications even outside the city limit.
"if you set those fireworks off and they go to someone else's property adjacent to you and start a fire, burn property, burn a fence, burn a structure down, you're liable for that damage," Sanders said.
People who cause such damage can be charged with a class C misdemeanor, which carries a fine up to $500 or even jail time.
Sanders said there are almost no exceptions for violators.
"In the State of Texas, you could be prosecuted as young as the age of 10 years old," he said.
He also said while fireworks can be fun, they can also pose a safety hazard.
"They're dangerous. I mean, they're a lower dosage of legal dynamite," Sanders said.
He also said the high summer temperatures and the lack of consistent rain makes fireworks especially risky. But, if you are lawfully using fireworks, you should always have water on hand an adult present.