Explosions erupt as fireworks warehouse burns in Floresville

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by Kens5.com Staff

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Posted on January 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:45 PM

FLORESVILLE, Texas -- Explosions and loud pops could be heard for miles around Floresville as a fireworks warehouse burned to the ground on Saturday afternoon.

A KENS 5 viewer first reported hearing explosions coming from the American Chinese Fireworks warehouse on US 181 around 2:30 p.m.

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The Wilson County Sheriff's Office would not immediately comment.

Explosions could still be heard an hour later as fire crews worked the blaze just south of Bentwood Drive.

The road had been blocked off to traffic in both directions, according to one viewer.

KENS 5 Facebook fans said the blaze was getting dangerously close to the Ewald Tractor building. They also said it may have started as a bruch fire.



Are you in Floresville? Send any photos, video or information to iwitness@kens5.com. Or call the news desk at (210) 377-8202.

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