The 4th of July Is Over. Let’s Watch a Fireworks Store Burn to the Ground

by 4 years ago

The above video comes from a bystander who was filming as the Campbell County Fireworks Superstore in Tennessee caught fire last night.

No one was injured in the blaze, although 13 people were in the store at the time of the incident. And because no one was hurt, we can say that the fire sounded pretty cool.

Fireworks were going off and thick clouds of black smoke filled the air when firefighters responded.

“Upon our arrival it became an offensive attack, instead of risking anybody going inside. We had fireworks going off. We had fires set along the interstate from exploding fireworks,” said Robert Stooksbury with the Caryville Fire Department.

As the fireworks went off just feet from I-75, the nearby Pilot gas station was also shut down.

“When you see something like this, you see exploding shells, you know you have to go defensive right off the bat, you have to stay back,” Stooksbury said.

It also made life miserable for holiday travelers on one of the busiest traffic days of the year.

Both North and South lanes of I-75 were shut down for a period of time, causing traffic to be backed up for several miles.

Talk about ruining your trip home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

[H/T Gawker]

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