Small fire sparks at Freedom 4th event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – No one is hurt after a fire caused damage at Balloon Fiesta Park.

KRQE News 13 crews shot video of the scene at the Freedom 4th event.

AFD says the 20-by-20 foot blaze grew at the end of the fireworks show on the north end of the venue.

Firework boxes were burning, but crews contained the flames and let the fire burn itself out.

Officials say it was caused by a possible malfunction during the fireworks detonation process. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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