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Blaze destroys fireworks warehouse

Blaze destroys fireworks warehouse
A blaze sets off fireworks in a warehouse north of Floresville Jan. 26, after a grass fire spread from a private property to the neighboring business. Several volunteer fire departments responded to the scene this afternoon.

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Wilson County News
January 26, 2013, 4:19pm

FLORESVILLE -- Hundreds of fireworks detonated today as firefighters from several local departments battled a blaze at a fireworks warehouse north of Floresville. Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said officials believe a resident in the area was either barbecuing or burning on his property when the fire escaped containment and ignited a grassfire.

From there, the fire spread across U.S. 181 Business and ignited fireworks in the warehouse. The resident's entry gate was locked; he could not be reached for comment. Officials are continuing their investigation.

Your Opinions and Comments

January 30, 2013 11:48am
I think I must have missed something but from reports I understand that this fire caused 5 million dollars in damage. Is that the total loss including all the properties? I find it hard to believe it is just the fireworks warehouse. ... More ›

Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
January 28, 2013 5:25pm
Read more about this blaze in the Jan. 30 print edition of the Wilson County News.

Wilson County  
January 28, 2013 3:22pm
What do you do if your a volunteer fire fighter and you get a call that the firecracker warehouse is on fire?......You say you have the flu, your car wont start, and your grandma is on her deathbed.

Texas Sunshine  
somewhere TX  
January 28, 2013 10:33am
Well here in the town of Floresville 2 blocks from the court house I have seen two different people burning trash etc. Should not be happening in the city limits at all. WCN please remind people of this !! And it should go for ... More ›

Xavier bernal  
San Antonio, Tx  
January 28, 2013 5:09am
Sad but true Sam. You see it happening already beating stock was worth 4 million and barn 1 million. Seems a little high for a bunch of quetes.

Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
January 27, 2013 9:41pm
This is probably how it's gonna go down: -Fireworks place's insurance will pay its maximum on the claim. It might cover the building, but not the stock, so the fireworks place will sue those responsible for the fire for ... More ›

Joyce Ann Ruks  
San Antonio, TX  
January 27, 2013 12:15pm
My Aunts house burned down to the ground 20 plus years ago there in Floresvile because of a careless person burning trash.Thank God no one was injured or loss of life in this fire could of been alot worst !!! Thank you to all ... More ›

concerned granny  
January 27, 2013 7:33am
What a bone headed move on the part of the home owner to have made such a large fire that it got out of control, in these dry conditions. Can he be fined? I applaud the fine volunteers as well as the lawmen that helped control ... More ›

Disgusted Taxpayer  
La Vernia  
January 27, 2013 7:01am
Can you imagine if your neighbor decided to burn leaves next to a field that was dry as a bone and it got out of control. It won't take long to wipe out a sub-division, or a town. Remember Bastrop. It is not going to ... More ›

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
January 26, 2013 9:55pm
Be careful, folks. This dry weather can be very dangerous. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this one, and thanks to all the volunteers and deputies who responded to the emergency scene.

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