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Video: Fireworks display explosion during set-up in Ocean City, Maryland

Happened near truck used for setting up for July 4th fireworks display on beach

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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.

Greg Ng, WBAL-TV:

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.

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