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Caught on Camera: Bradford fireworks display goes wild

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 18:24:59-05

BRADFORD, P.A. (WKBW) — At the annual New Year's Eve celebration in Bradford, PA, things didn't go as planned. Multiple fires were caused and it was all caught on camera.

This video, posted to YouTube by shows the fireworks display going off at midnight. You can see the fireworks go up and fall into the audience, lighting the streets.

Fireworks were put on by Skylighters Fireworks of Orchard Park for the first time this year. The company also runs the ball drop in Downtown Buffalo. 7 Eyewitness News reached out to the company for information on what happened.

"Some of the product got damp throughout the set-up process," said Matt Shaw, owner of Skylighters.

When fireworks get wet, it impacts the burn time, making the firework go up and come straight back down, per Shaw.

No one was injured and no property was damaged, according to the Bradford Fire Chief. The city will be exploring new options.

"I think we need to look into probably either laser light shows or doing fireworks by Oak Hill Cemetery," said Teri Cannon, City Administrator.