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Crews respond to blaze at fireworks warehouse

By David Harten

This article was originally published June 25, 2013 at 6:07 p.m. Updated June 25, 2013 at 6:25 p.m.

Crews respond to a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in North Little Rock Tuesday afternoon.

Fire at fireworks warehouse blocks traffic

A large fire at a fireworks warehouse in northern Pulaski County shut down MacArthur Drive for several hours and caused an untold amount of damage. The warehouse was a total loss and no injuries were reported. (By David Harten)
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Deputies with the Pulaski County sheriff's department block off a section of MacArthur Drive in response to a fire at a fireworks warehouse Tuesday ev...

Crews respond to a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in North Little Rock Tuesday afternoon.

Crews respond to a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in North Little Rock Tuesday afternoon.

Crews respond to a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in North Little Rock Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities responded to the scene of a large fire at a fireworks warehouse in northern Pulaski County late Tuesday afternoon.

Officials got the call of the blaze at the Arnold's Fireworks Warehouse, just outside of North Little Rock around 4:40 p.m.

Several fire departments including Maumelle, Oak Grove and North Little Rock are on the scene. Pulaski County sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Carl Minden said there are no reported injuries so far.

Authorities have blocked off a four-mile stretch of MacArthur Drive in an effort to keep the public away from the fire.

At one point, authorities had closed off a section of railroad that ran parallel with MacArthur Drive, but it has since reopened.

Minden said the building is a total loss.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze around 6:15 p.m., and the Minden said the road will be opened for traffic in one to two hours.

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