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Box truck carrying fireworks explodes in Pembroke

A box truck containing a large amount of packed fireworks exploded Saturday night when returning from a firework show in Akron.

The truck burst into flames as it was heading south on South Lake Road in Pembroke.

Edwin Mileham, Pembroke Assistant Fire Chief, stated he heard the explosion as he was heading to bed before his pager began going off.


When he arrived on scene he said fireworks were going off everywhere and the box truck was fully involved.

The driver was not injured and as soon as he saw sparks and heard the explosion he pulled over and got out.

Flames appeared to be as high as the powerlines and explosions extended as far as 1,000 feet down the road.



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