FHP: West Melbourne man dies after crashing SUV into fireworks store, sparking inferno

There was a chaotic scene at a fireworks business in West Melbourne on Monday after it caught fire.

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Videos show a huge plume of smoke and flames as some of the fireworks are going off in the air.

Photos: West Melbourne man dies after crashing SUV into fireworks store, sparking inferno

Crews on scene of fire at West Melbourne fireworks store, fireworks shooting into the sky
Crews on scene of fire at West Melbourne fireworks store, fireworks shooting into the sky
Crews on scene of fire at West Melbourne fireworks store, fireworks shooting into the sky
Crews on scene of fire at West Melbourne fireworks store, fireworks shooting into the sky
A building housing fireworks caught on fire in Brevard County on Monday.
A building housing fireworks caught on fire in Brevard County on Monday.

The fire started at the Phantom Fireworks store on West New Haven Avenue around 4:20 p.m.

It took hours to get the flames under control.

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State troopers said two cars collided at a nearby intersection and one of the cars slammed into the building.

People who were nearby said the situation was chaotic.

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The driver who slammed into the building died. Troopers said he was 53 years old.

So far, there is no word on what caused that initial crash.

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