- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say no one was injured after a mishap during the July Fourth fireworks show in the Diamondhead community in Garland County.

Diamondhead General Manager James Turner says a fireworks tube that was shooting mortars was accidentally knocked over. Turner says the round inside the tube ignited and shot into the back of a pickup truck, which was holding the rest of the fireworks for the display.

When the round landed in the truck, everything ignited.

Turner tells The Sentinel-Record (https://bit.ly/1mEGEy1 ) that the truck holding the fireworks had a camper shell over the bed, which contained the explosion. The shell sustained heat damage and there was also damage to the pickup bed.

Turner says it’s a “blessing” that the truck had a cover and that no one was hurt.


Information from: The Sentinel-Record, https://www.hotsr.com

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