A company hired to shoot off fireworks in Oelwein, will not be used again, after an accident that injured several people during a town event.


One of the events of the Oelwein Celebration weekend, was a fireworks show at City Park, Sunday night.

One of the missiles misfired and went into the audience. Several spectators received burns, but no serious injuries were reported. There was also some damage to participants' clothing.

It was noted that the accident happened because one of the tubes for the fireworks was not mounted correctly, and was at an angle when they were set off, shooting the missile into the crowd of people.

According to city officials, that company will not be used for future events in Oelwein.