1 dead after car crashes into fireworks store, starting blaze

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. — One person is dead after a two-car crash resulted in one of the vehicles hitting a fireworks shop, setting it on fire and causing fireworks to shoot into the air.


It happened around 4:20 p.m. on West New Haven Avenue in West Melbourne. Officials responded to the building which was fully involved in flames.

The person who crashed into the building died, officials said.

West Melbourne police, Melbourne Fire Department, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to the scene. About 30 firefighters overall were on scene, officials said.

The crash involved two vehicles after one hit the other, causing both to travel through the intersection and enter the parking lot of the fireworks shop. One of the vehicles continued through the parking lot and collided with the shop.

The crash closed New Haven Avenue at John Rodes Boulevard and U.S. 192.

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Employees who were inside the fireworks store at the time of the crash made it out safely, officials said.

Crews are expected to be at the scene all night.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.