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Small Fire Starts After NYE Show at the Reunion Tower in Dallas

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Footage from CBS DFW of the New Years Eve celebration in Dallas at Reunion Tower shows how spectacular the fireworks display is that welcomes in the New Year (see the clip below). According to a video posted by Reunion Tower on YouTube, this is the “…only 360-degree, panoramic fireworks spectacular in the Central time zone.” Fireworks launch from 83 different spots in the tower and the beautiful explosions can reach 800 feet into the sky. It takes 15,000 pounds of fireworks to create this Texas-sized celebration.

But NBC DFW reports that there was a bit of a hitch after the show on New Year’s Eve at the tower. On Monday morning, firefighters had to put out a one-alarm fire at the top of the tower when cardboard canisters (that are used to set off fireworks) were discovered to be aflame. “Flames and smoke could be seen coming from the top of Reunion Tower. At one time, more than 15 fire units were on scene of the one alarm fire. Our photojournalist on scene could see people on top of the ball near the fire, extinguishing the flames,” NBC DFW writes. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and no harm was done to the overall structure after the fire was put out.