Coney Island hosts international fireworks competition

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The USA's first-ever fireworks' competition rocked the night sky over Cincinnati's historic Coney Island in the inaugural "Fire Up The Night" international fireworks' challenge Saturday.

The team from Canada took gold, the U.S. silver, and Mexico bronze.

The event pitted the USA vs. Canada and Mexico in a best-of-the-best fireworks' extravaganza for international fireworks' bragging rights.

Alonzo Fireworks of Albany, New York, Sirius Pyrotechnics from Montreal and Lux Pirotecnia of Mexico City all competed.

The aerial barrage will began around 9 p.m. and was produced by Cincinnati-based fireworks' legend Rozzi Famous Fireworks.

A 5-judge panel and the public evaluated the presentations and selected a winner.

Each show was judged on such things as presentation, structure and scale, colors, originality and music synchronization.

Following the international competition, Rozzi Famous Fireworks fired up the night in a thundering finale not to be missed.

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