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Hurley fireworks has 'unfortunate incident' Saturday night

 

July 2, 2018



By STEVE NEWMAN

news@yourdailyglobe.com

HURLEY — Hurley’s annual Independence Day fireworks suffered a setback Saturday night when one of the fireworks malfunctioned and a portion of the device went off among the crowd of spectators.

According to Fireworks Committee President Mike Fontecchio, who was assisting fellow Hurley Fire Department members with the fireworks exhibition, a “cake box” of fireworks malfunctioned.

The “cake box” of fireworks has a single fuse, but many fireworks are attached inside it, he said. Usually the box of fireworks should go up into the air and exp...



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