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Boston Fireworks Show Evacuated

Tens of thousands in Boston were evacuated off the city’s Esplanade Wednesday night after lightning struck near the area an hour before the start of the fireworks. At 9:30 p.m., the State Police halted the Boston Pops concert on the Hatch Shell, and ushered the revelers onto the tunnels along the neighboring Storrow Drive. The fireworks eventually kicked off at around 10:35 p.m., but rain started just moments later, and sent many running for shelter.

July 4, 2012 11:30 PM