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After summer fire, Bastrop fireworks company ready for New Years

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With New Years just days away, it's time to start thinking about fireworks!

One local fireworks company has a lot to be thankful for this year after a summer fire destroyed one of their buildings...they say they feel like they haven't missed a beat.

First responders told us 10 departments and 70 firefighters worked to put out a fire at American Fireworks just days before the Fourth of July.

Owner Chester J. Davis says the fire was in an assortment building they had built away from the other buildings just in case it ever caught fire, which it never had before.

"They said that one of the fireworks shows went off.  We have never been able to determine yay or nay or indifferent.  And no one was injured, no one was hurt, no harm.  The insurance company has done exactly what they were supposed to do. We've paid them for 40 years so it was nice that they finally came around to giving something back," Davis joked.

The story made national headlines and Davis says somehow people on the other side of the globe seemed to know about it!

"I had people calling me from China, United Kingdom, they called me from all over the world about the fire," Davis said.

When it happened, Davis told us it would set them back a little bit putting together their Fourth of July fireworks shows but now he says thanks to their new assortment building opening next month, they're in good shape.

"We made a few improvements with some doors and some different things but it's...yeah all back together and we hope that by January 15th, it's like we never missed a beat," Davis said.
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