Fireworks Barge Catches Fire on New Year’s Eve

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During the pyrotechnics show held to usher in the New Year on Thursday, January 1st, one of the eleven barges used to release fireworks caught fire.

The barge, positioned on the Atlantic Ocean in front of Leme Beach and near a massive cruise liner on the water, was loaded with approximately three thousand fireworks to be released during the New Year’s Eve 2015 celebrations.

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