South Carolina Fireworks Store Lights Up on Independence Day

A fireworks store caught fire and brought the noisy and colorful Fourth of July tradition a bit early to the residents of Fort Mill, South Carolina, on the morning of Thursday, July 4. Firefighters took an hour to extinguish the fire and no injuries were reported.
READ MORE: It was founding father John Adams who first suggested that Americans should throw an annual party — a “great anniversary festival” — to celebrate the nation’s independence from England.

Today, the ways in which Americans celebrate the Fourth of July differ. Many will host or attend cookouts. The three most popular foods that’ll be consumed are hamburgers, barbecued meats and hotdogs, according to a recent survey conducted by

Attending a fireworks celebration is also high on many people’s lists.