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Pyrotechnics Show How to Assemble Fireworks Show

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TOPPENISH, Wash.-- It only took three people to assemble the fireworks show at Legends Casino in Toppenish Thursday night, but it wasn't an easy set up
 
The pyrotechnicians have been setting up for over four days.
 
The head pyrotechnician said it takes at least a full day to build the sandboxes which contain the mortars and allow the fireworks to shoot out. It also takes time to guarantee a safe experience for the audience.
 
Pyrotechnicians said around 15,000 people will be watching the 25-minute fireworks display at Legends Casino, and they need to keep them at least 500 feet away from the explosions.
 
"What we like to tell people is the most dangerous thing we do is drive to the firework place and I would say that's the same for the people watching," said Head Pyrotechnician Phil Pritchett. "As soon as you get here it's safe."
 
Pritchett said firefighters will also be ready in case a firework sparks a blaze in a nearby field.
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