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Employee injured after truck containing fireworks explodes in Ocean City

Posted at 11:39 AM, Jul 04, 2021

OCEAN CITY, Md. — On Sunday, a video surfaced on Twitter showing fireworks detonating on the beach in Ocean City.

According to the Ocean City Police Department, the fire department was alerted to a vehicle fire at Dorchester Street and the beach.

Firefighters arrived to find that there was no vehicle fire, but that 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, an employee of the fireworks company received minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital by Ocean City Paramedics.

No beach or boardwalk patrons were injured.

Ocean City Fire Marshals are continuing safety inspections. However, at this time, the cause of the firework discharge is unknown.

Areas of the Boardwalk have been closed to pedestrian traffic until a thorough safety inspection has been completed and all firework shows have been canceled.

This is an active scene, so this article will be updated once more information becomes available.