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Franklin Co. Cancels July 4th Fireworks; affected by the deadly Lenoir Co. fire

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LOUISBURG, NC (WNCN) – Franklin Co. is canceling its July 4 fireworks event, according to officials.

Officials said it was due to a deadly fire in Lenoir County on June 10 that left one person dead and three firefighters injured. The fire destroyed fireworks stored in a storage container.

“Franklin County is saddened by the loss of life in last week’s Lenoir County fire, in which firefighters sustained multiple injuries while fighting the fire, including the detonation of commercial-grade fireworks inside a storage container,” county officials said.

Officials said there was not enough time to find replacement fireworks for the event.

“Due to the destruction of the fireworks — which would have been used at this year’s celebration — and a lack of time to find replacements, the county has had to cancel this year’s Independence Day fireworks display and accompanying celebrations,” officials said in a statement.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/franklin-co-cancels-4th-of-july-fireworks-impacted-by-deadly-lenoir-co-fire/ Franklin Co. Cancels July 4th Fireworks; affected by the deadly Lenoir Co. fire

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