July 25, 2021

Ocean City Fireworks Explosion Beaches Beach Travelers

Beach travelers ran to cover when a fireworks display exploded early on July 4th. Police said the explosion occurred while staff were setting up a fireworks display Sunday night. An employee at the fireworks company sustained minor injuries. No one else was injured, police said. “Our fire marshals are at the scene and will investigate the cause of the accidental evacuation,” Ocean City fire chief Richie Bowers said in a statement posted on Facebook. “Before the fireworks are loaded from the vehicle, fire marshals guard a safe zone around the firecrackers and place other safety protocols. Fire marshals are watching as the firecrackers explode prematurely. The Ocean City July 4 celebration was canceled after the crash.

On the fourth of July beach passengers ran to cover when a fireworks display initially exploded.

Police said the blast occurred while staff were setting up a fireworks display Sunday night.

An employee at the fireworks company sustained minor injuries. No one else was injured, police said.

“Our fire marshals are at the scene and will investigate the cause of the accidental evacuation,” Ocean City fire chief Richie Bowers said in a statement posted on Facebook. “Before loading firecrackers from the vehicle, fire marshals guard a safe zone around the firecrackers and place other safety protocols.

Fire marshals are investigating what caused the firecrackers to explode prematurely.

The Ocean City July 4 celebration was canceled after the crash.