Multiple people injured after fireworks tent collapsed

A fireworks tent has apparently collapsed at this Pilot rest stop in Schodack.

SOUTH SCHODACK, NY (WRGB) In Rensselaer County, Schodack Police said Friday that the severe weather sent four people to the hospital with minor injuries after a fireworks tent collapsed.

It happened on Route 9 at the Pilot truck stop.

Jeffery Mayes Sr. said his son was inside the tent working at the time and saw the storm coming. His son, and others there, tried to protect themselves and the fireworks, but the wind was too strong.

Mayes said his son will be ok, but was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

The people running the tent said they will not reopen before the Fourth of July.

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