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Spirit Of 76 Warehouse Catches Fire

According to Missouri fire officials, a warehouse containing a large amount of fireworks caught fire on Memorial Day.

The fire occurred at Spirit of ’76 Fireworks warehouse in Boonville, Missouri.

Missouri state Rep. Tim Taylor told the press that emergency responders were able to evacuate all employees from the warehouse safely.

First responders initially had to keep a distance from teh blaze due to teh constant fireworks being set off during the fire.

Here are some scenes from the fire:

Fox News had these details to add:

A warehouse containing an unknown quantity of fireworks caught fire on Memorial Day, according to officials in Missouri.

The fire at the Spirit of ’76 Fireworks warehouse in Boonville, Missouri, began on Monday afternoon. The Cooper County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the incident to Fox News Digital.

The Boonville Police Department and Fire Department are responding to the scene. In a Facebook post, the Cooper County Fire Protection District confirmed that its firefighters were working to put out the flames.

“We are on the scene of a working structure fire at Spirit of 76 fireworks,” the post reads. “This is mutual aid to Boonville Fire.”

Here’s what KSSZ reported:

Boonville and Cooper County Fire Protection District firefighters are currently working a fire at the Spirit of 76 warehouse near I-70 in Boonville.

The warehouse contains fireworks. Boonville firefighters tell 939 the Eagle that the fire is at the warehouse. The Cooper County Fire Protection District’s Facebook page indicates they’re providing mutual aid to Boonville.

State Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Speed), who represents the area in Jefferson City, tells 939 the Eagle that paramedics on-scene tell him they’ve gotten all the employees out safely. Representative Taylor also tells 939 the Eagle that medics have had to stage away from the building, due to continuous fireworks explosions. He says one employee sustained a twisted ankle that’s not burn-related. You’re urged to avoid the area.

Representative Taylor is currently on his way to the emergency operation center. We’ll have the latest on the fire Tuesday morning on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri.”


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