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Photos: Franklin Regional's annual bonfire lights up the night

Patrick Varine
| Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

It took a brief delay and a bit of accelerant, but the annual Franklin Regional bonfire finally lit up the sky Thursday night in Murrysville.

Delayed by the passage of yet another storm moving swiftly through Westmoreland, Murrysville firefighters got the fire going around 7 p.m., with cheerleaders revving up students in advance of the Panthers’ game Friday night against the Gateway Gators.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Franklin Regional cheerleaders wait to rev up the crowd at the annual FR bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Murrysville.
Franklin Regional cheerleaders wait to rev up the crowd at the annual FR bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Murrysville.
Members of the National Arts Honors Society hosted a small student art show at the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Members of the National Arts Honors Society hosted a small student art show at the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Later, gator: Murrysville firefighters light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The bonfire traditionally bears an effigy of the team the Panthers will play, in this case Gateway.
Later, gator: Murrysville firefighters light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The bonfire traditionally bears an effigy of the team the Panthers will play, in this case Gateway.
Above, the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Above, the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
The Franklin Regional hockey team was one of several school clubs and organizations on hand at the annual FR bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Murrysville.
The Franklin Regional hockey team was one of several school clubs and organizations on hand at the annual FR bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Murrysville.
Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Murrysville firefighters had to wait out the rain before they could light the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Above, the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Above, the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Members of the National Arts Honors Society hosted a small student art show at the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Members of the National Arts Honors Society hosted a small student art show at the annual Franklin Regional bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
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