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1 person killed in Florida fireworks store fire

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A fireworks store in West Melbourne erupted in flames Monday afternoon. Smoke may very well be seen billowing from the Phantom Fireworks on West New Haven Avenue. Florida Highway Patrol troopers mentioned round 4:20 p.m. Monday, an SUV struck a Toyota Tacoma which despatched each automobiles via the intersection of South John Rodes Boulevard and West New Haven Avenue and into the Phantom Fireworks parking zone. According to Brevard Fire Rescue, the driving force of the SUV saved going via the parking zone and into the fireworks store, based on troopers. Troopers mentioned that’s when the fireworks inside have been set off and flames overtook the SUV. The SUV driver was pronounced lifeless on the scene. Officials have but to establish that person aside from to say he was a 53-year-old resident of West Melbourne.The different driver was unharmed and stayed on the scene. Two staff made it out of the constructing.Viewer movies from Candy Tout Turner and David Pickell, respectively, present fireworks going off because the store burned.”Once you saw the car like there were flames coming out through the side windows and under the car,” mentioned witness Andy Cambron.”It was pretty loud and big and scary. It shook the building. We heard the tires screech of the car,” mentioned Colleen Walker, one other witness. The Brevard Fire Chief says it took about two hours to get it beneath management.”The fire extended through every bit of the building so the crews were met with heavy fire conditions along with a lot of fireworks,” Patrick Voltaire mentioned. “We had to put up aerial master streams to challenge the fire. We couldn’t make an attack too close to the building.”Eastbound lanes of Highway 192 have been blocked momentarily and at the moment are re-opened.Officials say they’re nonetheless investigating the reason for the crash. Chopper 2 flew above the scene:

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A fireworks store in West Melbourne erupted in flames Monday afternoon.

Smoke may very well be seen billowing from the Phantom Fireworks on West New Haven Avenue.

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Florida Highway Patrol troopers mentioned round 4:20 p.m. Monday, an SUV struck a Toyota Tacoma which despatched each automobiles via the intersection of South John Rodes Boulevard and West New Haven Avenue and into the Phantom Fireworks parking zone.

According to Brevard Fire Rescue, the driving force of the SUV saved going via the parking zone and into the fireworks store, based on troopers.

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Troopers mentioned that’s when the fireworks inside have been set off and flames overtook the SUV.

The SUV driver was pronounced lifeless on the scene. Officials have but to establish that person aside from to say he was a 53-year-old resident of West Melbourne.

The different driver was unharmed and stayed on the scene. Two staff made it out of the constructing.

Viewer movies from Candy Tout Turner and David Pickell, respectively, present fireworks going off because the store burned.

Once you saw the car like there were flames coming out through the side windows and under the car,” mentioned witness Andy Cambron.

“It was pretty loud and big and scary. It shook the building. We heard the tires screech of the car,” mentioned Colleen Walker, one other witness.

The Brevard Fire Chief says it took about two hours to get it beneath management.

“The fire extended through every bit of the building so the crews were met with heavy fire conditions along with a lot of fireworks,” Patrick Voltaire mentioned. “We had to put up aerial master streams to challenge the fire. We couldn’t make an attack too close to the building.”

Eastbound lanes of Highway 192 have been blocked momentarily and at the moment are re-opened.

Officials say they’re nonetheless investigating the reason for the crash.

Chopper 2 flew above the scene:



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