Building Carrying Fireworks Explodes in New Mexico

Henry Jom
By Henry Jom
August 3, 2018USshare
Building Carrying Fireworks Explodes in New Mexico
Fire erupts from a metal building carrying fireworks, oil and hay in New Mexico on August 1, 2018. (Twitter/@UNDERGROUNDBIZ)

On August 1, metal buildings in New Mexico which housed fireworks, oil, and hay, caught on fire and sent large flames of smoke billowing into the air.

The metal buildings are located near a gas station in Gallup, New Mexico, along Highway 491, about five miles north of I-40, KOB reported.

New Mexico State Police said in the statement that no injuries had been reported and the neighboring gas station was not in danger.

Highway 491 was closed in both directions for several hours, while fire brigades monitored hot spots.

According to McKinley County officials, there are still hot spots being monitored but the fire is out.

Multiple agencies are investigating the fire. So far, a cause has not been determined.

Reuters contributed to this report

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