Those types of fire works factories are some what worriesome as exampled of this at Enschede. They seem not so different then a ammunition factory with dealing with the neccessary explosive materials that goes in to their products.
Hopefully there were no injuries are deaths in this incident..
The Enschede fireworks disaster (Dutch: vuurwerkramp in Enschede) was a catastrophic fireworks explosion occurring at the S.E. Fireworks depot on 13 May 2000 at 13:00 GMT, in the eastern Dutch city of Enschede. The Enschede fireworks disaster lead to a huge trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Syndromes with many Enschede people. The destructive force of the exploding factory can be compared to the Allied American arial bombings of Enschede in 1943 and 1944. In a few seconds complete streets, houses and buildings were blown away. The hood looked like a town which was bombed in the Second World War. People died and many were heavily wounded. People suffered physically and mentally. People in the restored neighbourhood remember the disaster every day due to the monument in the hood.
A fire led to an enormous explosion which killed 23 people including four firefighters, and injured nearly 1,000. A total of 400 homes were destroyed and 1500 buildings damaged. The first explosion had a strength in the order of 800 kg TNT equivalence, while the strength of the final explosion was within the range of 4000–5000 kg TNT. The biggest blast was felt up to 30 kilometres (19 mi) away. Fire crews were called in from across the border in Germany to help battle the blaze; it was brought under control by the end of the day.
S.E. Fireworks was a major importer of fireworks from China and a supplier to pop concerts and major festive events in the Netherlands. Prior to the disaster it had a good safety record and met all safety audits.
Footage of the disaster was featured in a 2009 episode of the Discovery Channel show Destroyed in Seconds.
It was the second big disaster after the allied Second World bombings. Enschede was bombed on several occasions, most notably on October 10, 1943 and February 22, 1944. During the first raid the nearby airport (then Fliegerhorst Twente) was a target of opportunity for the VIII Bomber Command during a raid on rail- and waterways in Münster. 141 people died and many houses were damaged. The latter mission named Enschede as a target of opportunity during Big Week after bombers had been recalled due to adverse weather.
Bombed Enschede in 22 februari 1944. The Dutch cities Enschede, Nijmegen and Arnhem were bombed that day by American bombers. They mistook these cities for German cities since all three cities are near the German border.