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Update: Fire at NLR Fireworks Warehouse Leaves $40,000 in Damage

Firefighters say no one was injured.
Update (June 26):
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - Damage is estimated at $40,000 in a Tuesday afternoon fire at a fireworks business.

The blaze broke out around 4:30 inside an outbuilding owned by Arnold's Fireworks at 6124 MacArthur.

The building was engulfed in flames when two deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) arrived on the scene.

A woman who worked there told deputies she was inside the building when she noticed people across the street shooting fireworks, according to the PCSO incident report.

A few minutes later she heard a loud explosion and stepped outside. That's when she saw the that building next door was on fire and the people who had been shooting the fireworks were gone.

The investigation has been turned over to the Arkansas State Police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Original report (June 25):
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Fire destroys a North Little Rock fireworks warehouse Tuesday.

Deputies say the blaze started just before five, wiping out the building. The fire happened at Arnold's Fireworks warehouse on MacArthur Drive, near Crystal Hill Road.

The store's owner, Tom Daniel, says the blaze is heartbreaking.

"We heard a couple of loud booms and ran outside, and saw one of our old sheds was engulfed in flames," said Daniel.

But he says the fire could have caused more damage.

"This was an old shed, a building we don't use anymore," said Daniel.

Pulaski County deputies had to block off roads along MacArthur, so people heading home and to vacation bible school at First General Baptist Church had to find other ways to get to their destination.

"For a minute, I kind of worried but we are safe to be here," said Pastor Adam Pate.
   
Firefighters say no one was injured.

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