Fireworks went off in Ocean City this morning on the beach, down by the inlet. Not sure if there are any injuries. Video taken by my sister-in-law. pic.twitter.com/m5MFcRtRUN
— Jessica Anderson (@janders5) July 4, 2021
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As often is the case, the pictures and video were well ahead of the details in an explosion and fire this morning on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. It appears there was a fire and explosions involving fireworks on the beach in the south end of the city. The fireworks were being set up for one of the displays in the resort town.
According to Ocean City police, the Ocean City Fire Department was alerted for a vehicle fire at Dorchester Street and the beach.
“Firefighters arrived to find that no vehicle was on fire; however, there was an unintentional discharge of fireworks that were being set up on the beach for the town’s fireworks show,” police said.
Police said an employee of the fireworks company suffered minor injuries and refused to be taken to a hospital. No beach or boardwalk patrons were injured, police said.
So this just happened in Ocean City, MD. pic.twitter.com/B0djA8JxF7
— Gilly Musk (@GillyOfThe412) July 4, 2021
Video from the Ocean City, MD fireworks fire. pic.twitter.com/YJJtvIvPeG
— Andrew Doyle (@doyle0213) July 4, 2021
Looks like Ocean City, MD won't be having fireworks tonight. I really hope this whole section was roped off all morning long and no one was hurt. We have our @7NewsDC camera pointed there here: https://t.co/FTRFOBaESx https://t.co/Z0Mc5VbEKg pic.twitter.com/AOrMdAOyiZ
— Alex Liggitt (@AlexLiggittWX) July 4, 2021