Fireworks Stand Burns To The Ground

An East Texas fireworks stand ignites last night.   It happened around 11:00 p.m. in the 1700 Block of FM 2493. That road is located near the S and S Video Store.   A Smith County Fire Marshal says the fire started from a firework that was somehow shot into the stand. Witnesses told the fire marshal they saw a person drive by, and shoot fireworks at the stand. The fire marshal says the stand operator was also shooting off fireworks near the stand.  The stand was a total loss.   The stand's owner told the fire marshal he had lost about $15,000 worth of fireworks.

Molly Reuter, reporting.