7 people hospitalized after firework incident at CumberlandFest

  • Source: WLNE-TV ABC 6 New Bedford
  • Published: 08/07/2022 01:11 PM

The Cumberland Fire Department said seven people were taken to the hospital after a fireworks display malfunction at a festival Saturday night. The incident happened during CumberlandFest at Diamond Hill Park just after 10 p.m. Fire Chief Nicholas Anderson said the incident was part of the professional display. While the show was happening, “a single projectile from the display malfunctioned and did not travel on its intended trajectory.” He continued, “This resulted in the device landing on the ground in vicinity of spectators.” Public safety crews responded and three ambulances were called to the scene. Four children and three adults were taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital but are expected to be OK. The Rhode Island State Fire Marshal’s office was immediately called to the scene and is investigating the incident.


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