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Forum News Service, Published June 28 2013

Explosion destroys Sanborn city fireworks

WIMBLEDON, N.D. – Officials with the Sanborn Fire Department are considering their options after an explosion Thursday destroyed the fireworks that were to be used for this year’s Fourth of July display.

Mike Griffin, a member of the fire department, said the fireworks in the storage building were valued at about $3,000. Griffin anticipated the department would meet Friday evening to make a decision on the holiday fireworks display.

“Maybe we have to make a trip to Minnesota for more stuff,” he said.

Troy Franklin, member of the fire department and coordinator of the demolition derby, said other events planned for the Independence Day celebration will continue.

No one was injured in the explosion, and property damage was limited to the fireworks storage magazine and its contents.