Subscribe Register Login

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:08 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Garland County fireworks tube topples; no one hurt

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 8, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.

HOT SPRINGS — Authorities say no one was injured after an accident during the July Fourth fireworks show in the Diamondhead community in Garland County.

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

When the round landed in the truck, everything ignited.

Turner told The Sentinel-Record that the truck holding the fireworks had a camper shell over the bed, which contained the explosion. The shell received 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.

Comments on: Garland County fireworks tube topples; no one hurt

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Debone techs

    earn egg-cellent pay openings Along with an excellent compen...
    SILOAM SPRINGS, AR

  • Telemarketing agents

    Needed Position is part-time Starting at $9.00/hour Plus Bo...
    Bryant, AR

  • Sales representative

    fairfield bay area sales rep need a fulltime salesperson in ...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Agriculture

    agriculturejanice N. Corley dba Corley Farms, Cheneyville, L...
    ALEXANDRIA, LA

  • Groundman

    groundmanwoodson Incorporated is a well established forestry...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 892 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online