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Possible new site for Charles City fireworks

CHARLES CITY (AP) -- Charles City is considering a new location for its Fourth of July show in the wake of last year's accident that injured dozens of spectators.

The display may move to the city's waste disposal site near the high school.

Veronica Litterer, the city's community development director, has recommended the new site to the City Council, which will consider it on Monday.

Last summer, 37 people were injured during the fireworks show in a downtown parking lot. State investigators said the initial explosion was likely caused when a shell malfunctioned, sending a fireball into the crowd.

Litterer says a new location would still be needed even if the accident never happened because a convenience store is being built on the former site.

Photos attached to story courtesy of Charles City Press

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