One injured in fire at fireworks wholesaler - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

One injured in fire at fireworks wholesaler

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PLEASANT HOPE, Mo. -- Firefighters say one person suffered moderate injuries after an explosion inside a pyrotechnics company in Pleasant Hope, Missouri.

The state fire marshal's office is investigating the fire at the AM Pyrotechnics plant. The company is a fireworks wholesale retailer that provides pyrotechnics for big fireworks shows.

Firefighters responded to a call of a fire at the business tonight. When they arrived, explosions started. Firefighters say several workers had just left the building before the fire. The one injured employee is hospitalized.

You could see smoke from the fire for miles. Neighbors say the explosion rocked windows. They say it was an initial boom. Then smaller explosions followed. The fire destroyed much of the building.

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