Fire safety officials are warning homeowners to be cautious while using fireworks around their homes and cars this 4th of July. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks caused 17,800 reported fires in the U.S. in 2011. Of those 17,800 fires, 1,200 were structural. Officials advise keeping young children away from all types of fireworks and scanning your area to be sure your location is safe. They also warn against consuming alcohol while using fireworks to ensure the safety of yourself and your property. More here