Firefighters get premature 4th of July show after containers at fireworks store explode

PHOTO: Fireworks explode out of a burning House of Fireworks store in the early morning hours of July 4, 2019, in Fort Mill, S.C.PlayMSteck101/Twitter
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Fourth of July got started a little early for one South Carolina town.

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Containers outside a fireworks store in Fort Mill, South Carolina, caught fire early Thursday morning, according to the York County Sheriff's Office.

PHOTO: Fireworks explode out of a burning House of Fireworks store in the early morning hours of July 4, 2019, in Fort Mill, S.C. MSteck101/Twitter
Fireworks explode out of a burning House of Fireworks store in the early morning hours of July 4, 2019, in Fort Mill, S.C.

The result was a spectacular, if premature, fireworks show.

Authorities tweeted a taste of the unintentional pageantry, showing some rockets shooting into the air while another exploded on the ground.

The fire was extinguished, and photos showed the charred aftermath.