Errant firework sparks blaze at New Smyrna Beach tiki hut

No one injured in mishap near boat ramp

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - A fireworks mishap at the New Smyrna Beach Independence Day celebration sparked a fire at a tiki hut near a public boat ramp and halted the show early.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred Thursday night near Riverside Park.

Police told Local 6 that a firework likely struck the roof of the tiki hut on the North Causeway, where the New Smyrna Harbor Marina is under construction.

The all-day celebration included a family fishing tournament, a hot dog cookout, food trucks, music entertainment and fireworks.

The fireworks display stopped shortly after it began because of the mishap.

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