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Hershey Fourth of July fireworks display ends in brush fire

Written by Staff Report/The Lebanon Daily News | Jul 5, 2017 6:41 AM
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Photo courtesy of the Hershey Fire Department

*This story has been updated*

(Hershey) --  Hersheypark's Fourth of July fireworks ended early last night when a fire broke out at the launch area.

At approximately 10:35 p.m., the Hershey Fire Department tweeted out photos of fire covering a hillside.

About 12 minutes later, firefighters said it was under control.

At that point, the rest of the display was canceled.

Hersheypark spokesman Garrett Gallia says a fireworks ember caused some dry grass on the hillside to catch fire, but adds the park's collaboration with the fire department resulted in the "best possible outcome.''

He says the display was cut short "out of an abundance of caution.''  

The Hershey Fire Department tweeted thanks to South Hanover and Hummelstown fire companies for their assistance with the blaze.

This article is part of a content-sharing partnership between WITF and the Lebanon Daily News.

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