Nats, Fire Chief Reach Fireworks Compromise

Fireworks to resume at Nationals games

WASHINGTON -- When debris from fireworks fell on the fire chief at a Washington Nationals game, the chief called a halt to the pyrotechnics.

Now, after a meeting Monday between the team and fire department officials, the fireworks will be allowed to resume.

The department in a statement that new safety measures will be put in place to protect spectators, and that the fireworks will resume during Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Nationals had been launching fireworks during the national anthem, after home runs and wins, and after every Friday game -- until some debris landed on city Fire Chief Dennis Rubin during Sunday's game against the New York Mets.

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