Reporting Tony Zazza
Sometimes as a native of San Diego, Tony Zazza really misses his home. Especially the amazing fireworks display the city puts on for the 4th of July. Well this year he only missed about 30 seconds of a show as a mishap caused the 20 minute show that was planned to go up all at once.
This report from our CBS affiliates in LA & San Diego.
SAN DIEGO (CBS) — The big fireworks show in the Port of San Diego went bust in a spectacular way Wednesday evening when the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air all went off at once.
A massive fusillade of bright rocketry lit up North Island and the downtown area just before 9 p.m.. YouTube video from the scene showed a gigantic 28-second blast, with rockets and bombs bursting in a random pattern. Then, nothing.
“It looked like a planet coming,” one spectator said. A civilian dispatcher at the San Diego Coast Guard station said “it looked like the finale … you know, right at the end they shoot off everything.
“It took 25 minutes to get the word out” that the entire fireworks show had blown at once, said the controller, Rich Dann.
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