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Fireworks technicians injured at Waukesha County Fairgrounds

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 15:46:52-04

WAUKESHA — A firework shell accidentally detonated at the Waukesha County Fairgrounds on Thursday night, injuring three firework technicians.

Local officials said a shell positioned to detonate with the finale of the annual fireworks show detonated early, causing other surrounding fireworks to shoot off as well.

Three employees of Spielbauer Fireworks Inc., a city contractor, were treated for minor injuries on scene, the Waukesha Fire Department said. The incident caused a 15-minute delay to the fireworks display.

In a Facebook post, the city of Waukesha reminded residents that most fireworks are illegal to shoot off in the city.

No spectators were injured in the incident.