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REPORTING · 4th July 2010
Walter McFarlane
The fireworks were spectacular wrap up for Canada Day and the pictures speak for themselves. However, they did not go off without incident. Parts of one firework landed in the grass in one of the soccer fields and in the green space between the fields among the spectators. Both fires were quickly stamped out. Others reported a part of a firework bounced off the roof of Riverlodge and hit one woman in the head.
Comment by Scott Pritchard on 4th July 2010
While Fireworks have come a long way, we must remind ourselves that they are explosives and some mishaps are due to happen. We encounter the same thing every year with spectators wanting to be as close as possible, some even wondering why we don't let people on the Dyke right underneath.
On average they burn from 1700 to 2000 degrees C.
We try to make the show as safe and enjoyable as possible. Perhaps next year our exclusion zone will have to be expanded, to encompass all of the Riverlodge parking lot and field three.