2 more lawsuits filed after fatal Orange County fireworks warehouse fire

4 people were killed, 1 was severely burned

Orange County commissioner: warehouse where was not permitted to store fireworks

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two more lawsuits have been filed against several companies, including SeaWorld Entertainment, for a December explosion and fire at an Orange County fireworks company’s warehouse that lead to the deaths of four people and one person being severely burned.

The estate of Lindsey Phillips, one of the victims in the fire is suing Magic in the Sky, Magic in the Sky Florida LLC, and several other entities, as well as SeaWorld.

The lawsuit accuses Magic in the Sky of negligence, claiming they violated the law because the warehouse where fireworks were being stored and repaired was not permitted or approved, that Phillips did not receive proper training and failed to install proper fire safety equipment, including smoke alarms or detectors.

The lawsuit also accuses SeaWorld Entertainment of negligence because it said the company was in a joint venture with Magic in the Sky and therefore should have made sure the company was following regulations.

Read the whole lawsuit filing below:

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An Orange County commissioner in December learned the business that was holding the fireworks had permits to store furniture in the warehouse, not fireworks.

An explosion happened at the Magic in the Sky fireworks company off Central Florida Parkway on Dec. 1, sparking a large fire at the warehouse. Five people were rescued that night, but only one survived the fire.


Also filing a lawsuit is Lindsey Tallafuss, the worker who survived, though with burns on more than 60% of her body.

She is suing Magic in the Sky for negligence and unfair labor practices related to the fire, and SeaWorld and other companies because they are part of a joint venture with Magic in the Sky.

The suit singles out SeaWorld in particular:

Essentially, SeaWorld was using its joint ventures to prepare, store and use commercial fireworks which it regularly used on its Orlando amusement park premises, and turned a craven blind eye to how these inherently dangerous products were being stored and how they were being transported to SeaWorld.


Read the whole lawsuit filing below:

The estates of two other victims of the fire, Elizabeth Tiralongo and Landon Bourland, have also sued the same entities, alleging negligence.

The warehouse fire and explosion are still under investigation at this time.

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