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Shell Explodes On Ocean Barge, Ending Sea Isle City's Fireworks Show

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (CBS) - CBS3 is learning more about the explosion on an ocean barge that ended a fireworks display down the shore. The Sea Isle City mayor says a six-inch shell exploded inside its gun tube before it could launch Monday night.

It happened about two-thirds of the way through the fireworks show.

Shell Explodes On Ocean Barge Ending Sea Isle City's Fireworks Show

The crew on the barge was working inside a metal safety box, and no one was injured.

The barge and the tug boat safely returned to the dock.

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