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The fireworks show over Urbanna Creek last Friday lasted about 20 minutes. It capped hours of preparation by Bixler Pyrotechnics of Ashland, Pa.

The fireworks display by numbers:

Number of shells: about 1,000
Size: 2.5 to 5 inches in diameter
Height reached by shells: 150-500 feet
“Events” within the show: 18
Set up time: 5 hours
Pyrotechnicians: 5
Heat index during setup: 106 degrees
Setback during launching: 350 feet
Miles traveled to Urbanna: 301
Total cost: $5,000
Insurance: $10 million
Fireworks shows this season: 8

posted 07.12.2012

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