Fireworks 101

Show cut short after fireworks explode on barge

There were no reported injuries.

Police say a malfunction caused the explosion about 15 minutes into the fireworks show on the waterfront. 

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Witnesses say the fireworks show had been going on for about 10 or 15 minutes when there was a large boom on the barge followed by bursts of fire.

The barge fire lasted about 10 minutes and may have spread to a second barge

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.