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Fireworks blast in Maryland causes minor injuries

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Jul 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-04 14:42:51-04

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Fireworks were unintentionally detonated as they were being set up for an Independence Day show in Ocean City, Maryland, leaving employees of the fireworks company with minor injuries.

The Ocean City Fire Department said in a news release that they were alerted to a vehicle fire Sunday morning and responded to find the fireworks that had gone off on the beach.

An undisclosed number of employees had minor injuries but declined transport to a hospital. No beach or boardwalk patrons were injured. The city later announced it was canceling the day's fireworks shows.