Barge holding fireworks display catches fire after celebration on the Charles
The barge that held the fireworks for the city's July 4 celebration caught fire just after 5 a.m. today. Fire fighters knocked down the flames in an hour.
The barge that held Boston’s firework display caught fire early this morning, lasting about an hour before fire fighters were able to put it out.
According to reports from the Boston Fire Department, 15 unused rounds of fireworks were still on the barge when the wooden racks that hold the explosives allegedly caught fire.
The fire, according to reports, did not affect the rounds.
The fireworks were housed on a barge in the Charles, which set off a display for hundreds of thousand of spectators on Monday night during the holiday celebration.
The Boston Fire Department rushed to the barge just after 5 a.m. to control the fire, after large, thick clouds of billowing smoke were seen over the river.
The fire was knocked down in an hour.
According to the Boston Fire Department, the barge was not damaged, and no injuries were reported.