Fire­works stand catches fire in South China

Global Times - - Mosaic -

A gi­ant blaze broke out at a fire­works stand in Fu­jian Prov­ince that sent its stock of rock­ets into the sky af­ter the owner’s son-in­law lit one too close.

Video recorded from a dis­tance shows the ex­plo­sives light­ing up the sky above Longyan on Satur­day night just days be­fore Chi­nese New Year.

The fire was ex­tin­guished and there were no in­juries, read a lo­cal gov­ern­ment state­ment.

Jiang Zhen­qing had been tem­po­rar­ily watch­ing the stand for his fa­ther-in-law, Deng Lianchun, when he de­cided to set off some fire­works.

Un­for­tu­nately, he did not move a safe enough dis­tance away, the state­ment read.

The fire raged for sev­eral min­utes as col­or­ful rock­ets ex­ploded above.

Fire­fight­ers ar­rived to con­trol the blaze.

Po­lice have re­voked Deng’s fire­works sales li­cense and are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case.

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