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Videos show massive explosion on Ocean City’s beach after fireworks set off accidentally

In a statement, the Ocean City Fire Department says no one was injured after a truck filled with fireworks exploded unintentionally on the beach, prior to a July 4th show planned for this evening.

All fireworks shows in Ocean City have been canceled “due to an abundance of caution” after the fire department and Maryland State Police responded to a fireworks explosion on the city’s beach.

Videos of the incident:

Statement by Ocean City Fire Department:

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, the Ocean City Fire Department was alerted for a vehicle fire at Dorchester Street and the beach. Firefighters arrived to find that no vehicle was on fire; however, there was an unintentional discharge of fireworks that were being set up on the beach for the Town’s fireworks show.

During the unintentional discharge, employees of the fireworks company received minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital by Ocean City Paramedics. No beach or boardwalk patrons were injured.

“Our Fire Marshals are on the scene and will investigate the cause of the unintentional discharge,” said Ocean City Fire Chief Richie Bowers. “Prior to the fireworks being off loaded from the vehicle, Fire Marshal’s secure a safe zone around the fireworks and put other safety protocols in place. It is this very zone and safety protocols that kept anyone else from being injured,” he concluded.

The Ocean City Fire Department will provide updates as they become available.

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