Avon fireworks mishap caused by early detonation

Avon fireworks mishap caused by early detonation
Local News

By John LaConte

VAIL — While thousands gathered Saturday at the town’s annual Independence Day parade, one question was circulating through the crowds: What happened in Avon on Friday night?Like the fireworks themselves, chaos and confusion exploded along the shores of Nottingham Lake at about 10 p.m. when Avon’s annual July 3 fireworks show ended early due to a misfire of several explosives. OFFICIAL REPORTAccording to Avon officials, a shell exploded in its tube rather than firing correctly into the sky, causing a rack of 5-inch shells to tip and shoot two or three fireworks across the lake and into the crowd. Nine …

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