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Gazette Premium Content Wildfire near Cal Expo doesn't stop fireworks show

Associated Press Updated: July 4, 2014 at 10:15 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out near the Cal Expo fairgrounds in Sacramento forced the evacuation of a water park and the cancellation of a minor league soccer game.

But the fire didn't stop the fireworks.

Officials said the brush fire near Cal Expo burned 40 acres and damaged 10 cars before it was contained early Friday evening several hours after it began.

Members of the public and staffers at Cal Expo, including those at the water park, were evacuated because of smoke, and the evening's Sacramento Republic FC soccer game was canceled.

A late evening Fourth of July fireworks show, however, will go on as planned.

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