The Oregonian says San Diego accidentally launched its entire Fourth of July firework display in one giant fireball. The $250,000 arsenal was spent in less than a minute.
Garden State Fireworks has apologized, saying they’re working to determine what caused “the entire show to be launched in about 15 seconds.”
August Santore, part-owner in the company, said tens of thousands of fireworks on four barges and a pier had been prepared. But because of a glitch or virus in the computer firing system, they all went off with one command, he said.
“Thank goodness no one was injured. Precautions all worked 100 percent,” Santore said.
I think he means physical precautions. When it comes to the other precautions…they might have worked at a lower percentage.
Also, an explosion like that must have created quite a plume of chemical compounds, as listed by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services