Dan Krauth reports
PALM SPRINGS, Fla. - Thousands of dollars worth of fireworks accidentally went off inside a home in the Village of Palm Springs Thursday afternoon.
Just before 5, neighbors heard a large boom in the 3200 block of Drew Way. Firefighters were just a few blocks away and rushed to the scene and put out the smoke and flames.
The Battalion Chief told NewsChannel 5 the homeowner was testing and filling up butane lighters preparing for a private fireworks show when a spark ignited the entire display.
Luckily, noone was injured and there was only minor damage done to the home.
The homeowner, Mark Essary, called it a big "accident' and said "God's good to me" after looking at the damage left behind.
The family ignites a large fireworks display every year on the Fourth of July.