WATCH: Fireworks truck EXPLODES on Maryland beach
Independence Day celebrations got off to an unplanned start in Ocean City on Sunday, when an enormous fireworks explosion rocked the beach in the popular resort town.
The footage caught a tower of smoke rising from the beach, as fireworks cracked and screamed in all directions.
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
So this just happened in Ocean City, MD. pic.twitter.com/B0djA8JxF7— Gilly Gene (@GillyOfThe412) July 4, 2021
Media reports suggest that a truck carrying fireworks, possibly for a display scheduled for Sunday evening, was the source of the explosion. Photos taken in the aftermath show a scorched truck and several burned out boxes strewn across the sand.
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/FTRFOBaESxhttps://t.co/Z0Mc5VbEKgpic.twitter.com/AOrMdAOyiZ— Alex Liggitt (@7NewsAlex) July 4, 2021
So far, there has been no information on whether anyone was hurt in the explosion.
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