Families from across the area line up in Beaver Co. for live fireworks display

Families from across the area line up in Beaver Co. for live fireworks display

BEAVER CO., Pa. — There were only a few places in western Pa. that held fireworks shows on the Fourth of July because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The major show in downtown Pittsburgh was canceled, but families from the area found other places where the show did go on.

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Hundreds of people lined up on Ohio River Boulevard to watch the fireworks display held in Beaver County. The crowd was large, but everyone did their part to stay safe.

Some people remained in their cars during the fireworks, while others sat in chairs with their group. The half-hour show launched from the deck of a few barges that were anchored in the Ohio River.

Typically, fireworks are shot about 300-400 feet in the air. However, this year officials said they were shot higher so people from surrounding towns could also see the display.

Beaver County officials told Channel 11 that no other events took place Saturday because of the pandemic.

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