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Fireworks malfunction ends show early; cleanup continues

July 5, 2021 GMT

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The cleanup is continuing Monday on Garrison Hill in Dover after a malfunction ended a July Fourth fireworks show early.

WMUR-TV reports that about 15 minutes into the Sunday evening display, one of the six-inch shells failed to launch completely and fell back to the ground, igniting other fireworks on the ground and causing an explosion, officials say.

There were no injuries and members of Dover Fire and Rescue, who were already at the site as a precaution, were able to quickly extinguish the remaining flames.

The office of the New Hampshire Fire Marshal has been notified.

Garrison Hill Park remains closed while cleanup continues.