Auburndale woman killed in fireworks accident - FOX 13 News

Auburndale woman killed in fireworks accident

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AUBURNDALE (FOX 13) - Auburndale Fire Rescue described it as one of the worst cases they've seen.

"I have been doing this for 25 years. I've ran several calls with fireworks and this by far was the worst incident that I have ever ran," said Lt. Eddie Sebastia.

The call came from Eaker Street in Auburndale on July 4th.

Kathryn Flint was hosting a party for her family and friends.

As night fell, officers said she went into her bedroom to grab mortar-style fireworks.

The fireworks were laying on her bed.

They exploded and sparked a fire.

Her son, Christopher Flint, rushed in and pulled her out.

"They were frantic. Obviously they were family members. They were concerned and were trying to do everything they could," said Lt. Sebastia.

Flint was severely burned.

She died Saturday night from her injuries.

Investigators said a possible cause could have been a cigarette in the room.

"The room was charred. You could see that there had been some explosions that had went off in the room," said Lt. Sebastia.

Annie Ledbetter's family was headed home after watching fireworks downtown.

She saw Flint being put into an ambulance.

"She was talking to her husband. She was on the stretcher and all she kept saying was my dog my dog," said Ledbetter.

One of the dogs in the room with Flint died in the fire. The other dog is okay.

 "I really feel sorry for them. I really do. I mean my heart bleeds for accidents like that you can't predict what can happen," said Ledbetter.


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