Firefighters in South Carolina had to extinguish a massive fire outside two fireworks stores.
The blaze provided for an impressive early morning show as shells and rockets burst through the metal containers, sending colorful showers high into the sky above two Fireworks stores in Ft. Mill, South Carolina.
Firefighters are battling a fire at Davy Jones Fireworks store on the section of Carowinds Blvd. near the store is closed. You can turn North towards Carowinds Park off Ext 90 but not south. #YCSONEWS #YOCONEWS pic.twitter.com/knAxLxMM63
— York County Sheriff (@YCSO_SC) July 4, 2019
Firefighters had to dodge exploding rockets to douse a spectacular fire that destroyed containers of fireworks stored for sale on the Fourth of July.
The blaze provided for an impressive, though sparsely attended show early Thursday as shells and rockets burst through the metal containers, sending colorful showers into the air above the Davey Jones Fireworks and the House of Fireworks stores in Fort Mill.
The York County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the fire appeared to spark in a storage unit in the parking lot between the stores, which are on Highway 21 near Interstate 77 and Carowinds.
A crew with the NBC affiliate WCNC happened to be at the scene for a holiday feature and was able to record video of the fire and response. More
Fire crews say it took 45 minutes to get the fire at a fireworks stand under control. No firefighters were hurt. The nearby building was not damaged, only the containers with fireworks.
Fortunately, no one was reported injured.
— Billie Jean Shaw (@BillieJeanTV) July 4, 2019
TOO EARLY! Firefighters had to dodge exploding fireworks 4th of July morning when a storage facility caught fire in South Carolina. Fortunately, no one was injured. https://t.co/WXSK9J8mRh pic.twitter.com/VTtofOBShZ
— ABC30 Fresno (@ABC30) July 4, 2019
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4TH OF JULY FIRE: As I was driving up HWY 21 in Fort Mill I started seeing heavy smoke and fireworks shooting in the air. Firefighters are still on scene of Davey Jones Fireworks. This happened in a field next to superstore @WBTV_News pic.twitter.com/bHyZzScn9w
— Caroline Hicks WBTV (@CarolineHicksTV) July 4, 2019