10th Anniversary Of Fireworks Fire

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3

July Third marks a somber anniversary in southern Ohio.

It's the tenth anniversary of the fire that killed nine people at a fireworks store in Scottown.

The fire started when Todd Hall, a brain-damaged man, tossed a lighted cigarette in the crowded store which had only one exit and no fire extinguishers.

Hall was found incompetent to stand trial and is now in a mental institution.

The 1996 fire prompted many cities and states to create tougher laws for how fireworks are displayed.

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