WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Fireworks is the cause of a house fire in southwest Wichita that left a cat dead.

The fire happened just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of S. Bonn, near Pawnee and Meridian.

Wichita fire investigators say the resident of the home discarded fireworks in a trash can and then brought the can into the garage.

The fireworks later caught on fire. A house next door had melted siding and suffered other damage.

The fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.