NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The smoke could be seen for miles Tuesday afternoon when a fire engulfed three structures at a fireworks stand just outside North Little Rock.
The fire grew so big so fast, police shut down MacArthur Drive during rush hour traffic, sending drivers back to the interstate for more than two hours. But luckily for the owners of Arnold's Fireworks, it could have been much worse.
"We just all of a sudden heard a loud boom, something that you don't hear every day. We jumped up, run outside to see what was going on, and that's when we realized that the buildings were on fire," said Paulette Gorman.
She and her boss, Tom Daniel of Arnold's Fireworks, came outside to find part of their property engulfed in flames.