Plymouth Fireworks Barges Catch Fire During Celebration


LEARNED THAT ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS TAKEN TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. FOR WE’RE FOLLOWING A DEVELOPING STORY FIRE ERUPTS ON TWO DIFFERENT BARGES DURING PLYMOUTH’S FIREWORKS SHOW. ON SOCIAL MEDIA SOME PEOPLE ARE SAYING IT LOOKED LIKE ALL THE FIREWORKS WENT OFF AT ONCE. LET’S GET RIGHT TO PLYMOUTH WITH THE VERY LATEST ON THIS. Reporter: AND KATHRYN MANY PEOPLE WERE OUT HERE LAST NIGHT ENJOYING A FOURTH OF JULY DISPLAY WHEN SOMETHING WENT WRONG. INVESTIGATORS ARE HOPING DAYLIGHT WILL HELP THEM GET A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT CAUSED THE MASSIVE FIRE ON TWO BARGES USED TO SET OFF THE FIREWORKS. IT WASN’T THE SIGHT SPECTATORS WERE HOPING TO SEE ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. LARGE FLAMES SHOOTING OFF FROM A BARGE USED TO SET OFF FIREWORKS. IT WAS JUST LIKE THE FIREWORKS WENT OFF AND THEN IT — THE EXPLOSION WENT FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER. EVERYTHING LIT UP ALL AT ONCE GOING DOWN THE WHOLE WARNING. Reporter: DANIELLE WAS WATCHING THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY FROM A BOAT ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE FROM BARGE. HALFWAY THROUGH THE SHOW SHE SAYS SOMETHING WENT WRONG. YOU ONLY HAD 15 MINUTES OF FIREWORKS AND EVERYTHING STOPPED. IT WAS CONCERNING IT WASN’T SCARY JUST CONCERNING. Reporter: PLYMOUTH POLICE SAY A MALFUNCTION CAW OF CAUSED THE FIRE. THERE WAS AN ON SET OF QUITE A FEW FIREWORKS, THEN YOU COULD SEE THE FIRE START. Reporter: OFFICIALS SAY THE FLAMES MAY HAVE SPREAD TO A SECOND BARGE. MULTIPLE AGENCIES RESPONDED TO PUT OUT THE FLAMES. OFFICIALS SAY LUCKILY NO ONE WAS HURT. ANY TIME YOU HAVE TWO BARGES FILLED WITH THAT KIND OF MATERIAL YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE’S SAFE AND IT’S FORTUNATE THAT EVERYONE WAS. Reporter: THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS NOW INVESTIGATING

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