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Pyrotechnicians work hard to make the sky light up

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Firework displays are a lot of fun to watch, but they take a lot of work to put together.

Tuesday, we showed you what it takes to light up the sky for the River of Fire 4th of July display in the Tri-Cities, and Wednesday, pyrotechnicians were busy getting Yakima's fireworks all hooked up.

Entertainment Fireworks Inc. is doing the show for the second year in a row. They're using about 800 shells for the 20 to 25 minute show.
They say it's all about the "ooohhhh'sss" and "aaahhhh's."

"I love hearing the crowd reaction to it. You know, that's the way I go by it, hearing them roar and everything. If I can hear them roar, sitting how close we sit to this stuff and I can hear them roar over that, that's just an amazing feeling," said Joshua Vaughan, a licensed pryotechnician.

He says this year in Yakima, they're pulling out all the stops too, using some new fireworks that are bound to impress the crowd.