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"Miscue" fires Ala Moana display minutes early

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Some people missed the beginning of last night's fireworks display at Ala Moana because it started five minutes early.

Ala Moana Center says the early start was due to a miscue by the fireworks provider.

Ala Moana released the following statement, "Ala Moana Center is proud to have presented the community with another spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show, a free community event that has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people over the last 21 years.  Last night's show did begin a few minutes earlier than scheduled due to a miscue by the fireworks provider. We appreciate the public's understanding and look forward to continuing this tradition next year for Hawaii residents and visitors."

An estimated 45,000 people packed the Magic Island/Ala Moana Beach Park area. The 14-minute show included more than 1,315 shells and was scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.

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