Florida High School Bonfire Ignition Causes HUGE Explosion
A bonfire at a high school was caught on video as it exploded, sending shrapnel and pallets nearly 20 feet high in the air.
The explosion took place last Wednesday at the A. Crawford Mosley High School annual bonfire in Lynn Haven, Florida, according to the Bay County Sheriff's Office.
In the video, a deputy with the Bay County Sheriff's Office walks to the pile of pallets and scrap wood and tosses a road flare into the pile.
The bonfire is a 50-year tradition for the school. Students show up and enjoy a cook out, games, and spending time with their friends and the lighting of the bonfire is an event to behold. This year, the bonfire was especially an event to behold.
Check out the video here:
The Bay County Sheriff's Office said they're not sure what caused the explosion, but they said they are taking full responsibility for it.
In response to the explosion, the school district has moved to now prohibit any bonfires on campuses in their district.
Here's the angle from behind the officer, who walks through the explosion like the guy in any action movie.
"Even though last night's situation was definitely a worst-case scenario for us, our standard safety protocols and the availability of first responders on the scene ensured that no one was hurt and that the fire was quickly contained," the Bay District Schools said. "Safety is always our number one priority, however, so we have made the decision to prohibit any bonfires, or similar events, on any of our campuses going forward," district officials said in part in a Facebook post. "The homecoming bonfire has been a wonderful tradition for generations of students and while we're saddened to see that tradition end, we will always make decisions that err on the side of caution when it comes to safety."
This edit of the night is fantastic, where the student just sort of glossed over the explosion as if it was part of the night.