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WATCH: Madisonville fireworks tent blows up

If you happened to be standing on the streets of Madisonville, Kentucky at 4 a.m. this morning, you caught one of the best Fourth of July fireworks shows ever. A fireworks tent in downtown Madisonville was set on fire, causing all the fireworks to go off at once. Randy Bolliger captured the footage and posted it on Facebook:

Firework Tent catches fire in front of HUCKS South Side, don’t know how just wanted to show everyone the video

Posted by Randy Bolliger on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Madisonville police told 14 News this was one of three fires last night, two at fireworks stands. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

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18 Comments for WATCH: Madisonville fireworks tent blows up



  1. henderblue
    10:59 am July 5, 2018 Permalink

    The best show that I saw last night for sure



  2. brandond373
    11:15 am July 5, 2018 Permalink

    Way better than the show downtown lex last night



  3. Realme
    11:19 am July 5, 2018 Permalink

    Now THAT’S a fireworks show! How was it that someone happened to be filming before it started? Did they throw a match in there? 🙂



    • Rod Crandler
      11:29 am July 5, 2018 Permalink

      That’s my first suspect



  4. GregoryEarl
    11:30 am July 5, 2018 Permalink

    Was there supposed to be a fireworks show in Lexington last night? I sure didn’t see one.



  5. Bluebloodtoo
    11:55 am July 5, 2018 Permalink

    I’m suspicious of that whole thing. Seems too convenient for a fireworks stand to burn up only hours after their demand dries up for a year. Also, how does a fireworks stand catch fire at 4am? No wait, two fireworks stands.



  6. Joey111113
    11:56 am July 5, 2018 Permalink

    I didn’t think KY sold those kinds of fireworks. I usually have to go to Indiana to get the ones that explode in the air



    • Booby Petrino
      12:10 pm July 5, 2018 Permalink

      I think they are legal now but even if not it’s typically worth it to the vendor to sell them in the back of the tent…if they get caught they pay a small fine that isn’t even a dent into what they make from selling them.



  7. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    12:12 pm July 5, 2018 Permalink

    I more easily believe someone just happened to get this on tape than the Hanson bank robbery. However, I do agree that it is very suspicious that it caught on fire right before the discounts. But as a lifelong Hopkins County native I do believe that someone would be at that intersection at 4 am. It is a fairly busy intersection.



  8. michaelb
    12:34 pm July 5, 2018 Permalink

    Fraud, knowing my hometown . The police & courhouse probably engineered the whole thing



  9. jkell
    12:45 pm July 5, 2018 Permalink

    Would have been better if he didn’t record it all in portrait mode. People need to learn to turn their phone around for videos.



  10. TBW3011
    2:45 pm July 5, 2018 Permalink

    Take that Jim Gray.



  11. fireants25
    5:37 pm July 5, 2018 Permalink

    Best show ive seen in a while hahaa



  12. michaelb
    7:36 pm July 5, 2018 Permalink

    The funny part of this is : the fire station is 100 feet away .



    • michaelb
      7:40 pm July 5, 2018 Permalink

      I welcome anyone to look this up … McLaughlin ave and south main is where this occurred