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Posted: July 05, 2017

Fireworks show canceled after debris sparks brush fire

Hershey Fire Department

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


Officials in Pennsylvania were forced to cut short a Fourth of July fireworks show Tuesday after falling debris apparently sparked a brush fire, according to multiple reports.

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The fireworks show was presented by Hersheypark, one of Pennsylvania’s best-known amusement parks. The show started at 10:15 p.m. but was stopped and later canceled after the fire started around 10:30 p.m., according to the Hershey Fire Department.

Hersheypark officials apologized in a social media post Tuesday night.

"We believe that the fireworks accidentally set off the fire," Hershey fire Capt. Dennis Thompson told PennLive.com.

The fire burned less than two acres before it was brought under control, about 25 minutes after it was sparked, PennLive.com reported.

No injuries were reported.

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