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28 Injured By Fireworks Show Accident In Simi Valley

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2013 6:09am

Authorities are trying to figure out exactly what led to an accident at last night’s community fireworks show in Simi Valley, which left more than two dozen people injured.

Ventura County Fire Department officials say it appears one of the launching stands being used by the professional fireworks company doing the display in Rancho Santa Susana Community park fell over, sending some of the fireworks into the crowd, instead of the sky.  28 people were hurt.

County firefighters, and Simi Valley Police on hand for the show immediately responded to provide first aid to the injured.  While some of the injuries are reported to be serious, officials say none were life threatening.

A crowd estimated at around 10,000 people was on hand for the show.

The accident prompted the immediate cancellation of the rest of the event.  Crews from Bay Fireworks, the company hired to do the show for the Rotary Club Of Simi Valley, were in the park today removing the unused fireworks from the show.

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