Firecracker Blamed In Reported Nanticoke Explosion

March 26, 2018 GMT

NANTICOKE — A reported explosion at a city building on Sunday turned out to be a minor incident that might have involved fireworks, according to Nanticoke Fire Chief Kevin Hazleton.

Emergency officials received numerous calls about a loud noise that sounded like an explosion in the area of South Prospect and East Broad streets late Sunday afternoon, Hazleton said.

Investigators found one window of a building on the block had been broken, the chief said. It appears the damage was caused by the blast that people had reported hearing, Hazleton said. The noise might have come from someone setting off a large firecracker such as an M-80, he said.