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Ocracoke to hold fireworks show for first time since deadly explosion

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 15:43:29-04

OCRACOKE, N.C. – There will be a fireworks show for the first time in seven years on Ocracoke Island.

In 2009 a truck carrying fireworks for a July Fourth show exploded, killing three men and one woman.

The explosion was found to be accidental, but the island had chosen to forgo a Fourth of July fireworks display ever since.

This year, fireworks will be launched from the NPS boat ramp area and will be visible throughout the harbor area.

Complete coverage of Independence Day 2016 here.