Those heading to San Diego for the city’s Big Bay Boom fireworks display certainly got to see a big boom.
It just didn’t last very long.
In what NBC San Diego reports was a “technical difficulty,” the company hired to set off the July 4 spectacular accidentally ignited all of the show’s fireworks at once.
A display that should have lasted several minutes erupted into a 15-second explosion that reportedly shook the city just before 9 p.m.
There were no injuries reported, but dejected spectators were told to pack up by 9:20 p.m.
NBC reports that organizers released a statement explaining that the fireworks company would be “working throughout the night to determine what technical problem caused the entire show to be launched in about 15 seconds.”
Watch the explosion here: