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Explosion during Bismarck fireworks display injures 1

Sep. 12, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities said one person was injured in an explosion during a fireworks display in southeast Bismarck at midday Saturday. It created a dense cloud of black smoke that could be seen throughout the city. Bismarck Rural Fire Chief Dustin Theurer...

Fireworks 'mishap' sends four people to the hospital

Jul. 09, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Four people ended up in the hospital after what authorities are calling a fireworks “mishap” in a Rapid City suburb. The Rapid City Tribune reported Friday that firefighters were called late Thursday evening to a...

Man's leg amputated after fireworks show accident

Jul. 08, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

BRECKENRIDGE, Mich. (AP) — An experienced pyrotechnic lost a leg after an accident during a fireworks show in central Michigan, authorities said. “Something malfunctioned with a mortar as he was lighting it, and it tipped over and hit his leg,” Gratiot County...

Fireworks fires fall in Portland, hold steady in Seattle

Jul. 07, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Preliminary figures from Portland Fire & Rescue in Oregon show blazes caused by fireworks fell by almost 80% this year, likely because of a ban on fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday. Fire officials said Tuesday that nine fires were...

Officials say man drowned in Jackson City Park lake

Jul. 06, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Missouri are investigating after a man drowned in a lake at Jackson City Park over the weekend. Firefighters were already at the park Sunday night to monitor a fireworks show when they were told a man had entered the lake...

Bomb squad searches damaged fireworks in Ocean City

Jul. 05, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A bomb squad searched on Monday through damaged fireworks that exploded on a Maryland beach ahead of a scheduled Fourth of July display and how they should be removed. The Ocean City Fire Department says multiple agencies, including the town’s...

Investigation afer former church destroyed by blaze

Jul. 05, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say fireworks could be the cause of a blaze that destroyed a former church and the house next door in Battle Ground, Washington. The Columbian reports that Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue was dispatched around 2:24 a.m. Monday to the...

Officials: Some officers in blast zone when fireworks began

Jul. 05, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

NASHSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are investigating why a large fireworks show in Tennessee started while some police officers were still in the blast zone. The Nashville Fire Department said in a statement that it is working with Metro Nashville Police to determine...

Police: 14-year-old girl shot in foot during fireworks show

Jul. 05, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was shot in the foot while watching fireworks in Providence, police said Monday. A large group of people was watching fireworks at about 11 p.m. Sunday when three masked people fired multiple rounds, police said in a tweet. ...

Olympic gymnast Raisman looking for her missing dog

Jul. 05, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is looking for her beloved dog, who ran away scared during a weekend fireworks show in Boston. “My dog Mylo was terrified of fireworks and ran off," she tweeted Saturday. “He has a tag on and a leash. Please let me know if...