165,000 attend Red, Hot & Boom
21 people treated for heat-related illnesses
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The Altamonte Springs Police Department estimates that 165,000 people showed up for the city's annual Red, Hot & Boom fireworks show.
Police added an extra security presence with help from other central Florida law enforcement agencies. Officers also said that they didn't have to make a single arrest, and there were no other police issues, despite the massive crowd.
Although rain wasn't an issue, the heat was. Altamonte Springs said it treated 21 people for heat-related illnesses and had to take six of them to the hospital.
Several artists took the stage throughout the evening, including up and coming singers Daya and Ruth B.
The band Frequency also took the stage as a celebration of life. The band's lead singer, Shane Tomlinson, was killed during the Pulse nightclub shooting.
There was also a moment of silence before the fireworks show for the Pulse victims.
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