The Marquette fireworks display Friday night was cut short by fire. According to officials with the Marquette Fireworks Committee, the main communications cable connecting the explosives caught fire and burned.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
Most of the fireworks were rendered unsafe to fire. There's no official number on how many shells were not set off. Fireworks were seen in the Lower Harbor for about 20 minutes. But there were long gaps after the first seven minutes of the display. The fireworks ended at 11 p.m. Friday night.
The Great Lakes Fireworks Company out of East Pointe, Michigan pulled the remaining fireworks shells from Marquette's Lower Harbor Saturday morning.
There are no plans for an encore fireworks display this year. The Marquette Fireworks Committee is already making plans and setting aside leftover donation funds for next year's show. It's unclear at this time what will happen with the fireworks shells that were not used.