Fireworks are a big deal here in Texarkana with the annual 'Sparks in the Park' show that usually lasts about 20 minutes, but this show from San Diego lasted a whopping 15 seconds.
Most shows are 30 minutes or so and this years 'Sparks in the Park' show was 16 minutes, but this colossal failure happened a few years ago in San Diego California.

The Garden State Fireworks team was in charge of the show that suffered this unbelievable mishap.

Three of the four barges in the water that the fireworks were to be fired from suffered 'premature ignition'. So the entire show, every shell went off in a 15 second grand finale ball of fire.

The show has had many successful shows in the years after that incident.