Barge Fire at Middletown Fireworks Display

Mike Guerrera
July 08, 2018 - 10:51 am

Middletown, Conn. _ Tense moments at last night's Middletown Fireworks Festival display, which came to an early end after the barge setting off the fireworks caught fire not once, but twice.

The initial fire happened shortly after the display began and was quickly put out by crew members aboard.

A second fire some 20 minutes later the initial blaze engulfed half the barge and required fire boats on scene into action to spray water aboard to extinguish the flames.

Everyone on board the barge is OK.