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.