Trailer used in Nashville fireworks display catches fire - WKRN News 2

Trailer used in Nashville fireworks display catches fire

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Officials are investigating after a fire sparked early Thursday morning on a flatbed trailer that was used during the annual Fourth of July celebration in downtown Nashville.

The fire began just after 5 a.m. Thursday at the Metro Parks Facility off of Parthenon Avenue.  Officials said fireworks were set off from the trailer on Wednesday night.

Firefighters were able to contain the flames within 30 minutes and quickly removed parts that burned to make sure there were no hot embers remaining.

Sources said smoke could be seen from miles away.

Officials did not immediately know the cause of the fire but believe a lingering hot ember likely sparked the blaze.

About a third of the truck was damaged, including canisters and wood supports that were also used to shoot the fireworks.

No one was injured and no property damage was reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

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