28 injured in Simi Valley fireworks accident

Authorities are investigating the cause of Thursday night’s fireworks explosion at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley where more than two dozen spectators were injured…Click Here to continue reading the story on theacorn.com Photos by Joe Woods and Michael Coons

JOE WOODS/Acorn Newspapers CELEBRATION TURNS TRAGIC - A man carries an american flag past spectators as the Simi Valley fireworks display suffers a major malfunction and ground level explosion sending pyrotechnics flying into the crowd gathered at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park on Thursday, July 4th.

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CELEBRATION TURNS TRAGIC – A man carries an American flag past spectators as the Simi Valley fireworks display suffers a major malfunction and ground level explosion sending pyrotechnics flying into the crowd gathered at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park on Thursday, July 4th.

JOE WOODS/Acorn Newspapers FESTIVITIES CUT SHORT - Spectators evacuate down Leeds Street to the north of the Rancho Santa Susanna community park around emergency vehicles there to treat the wounded after a fireworks stand tipped and exploded sending shrapnel and explosives into the crowd at the start of the annual independence day show on Thursday, July 4th.

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FESTIVITIES CUT SHORT – Spectators evacuate down Leeds Street to the north of the Rancho Santa Susana community park around emergency vehicles there to treat the wounded after a fireworks stand tipped and exploded sending shrapnel and explosives into the crowd at the start of the annual independence day show on Thursday, July 4th.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Jonathan Wolf, 16, right, holds his brother, Landon, 6, as they look up at helicopters hovering overhead with their cousin Savannah Antonucci, 18, following a fireworks mishap on Thursday during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

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Jonathan Wolf, 16, right, holds his brother, Landon, 6, as they look up at helicopters hovering overhead with their cousin Savannah Antonucci, 18, following a fireworks mishap on Thursday during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A victim is led away from the triage area following a fireworks mishap on Thursday during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

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A victim is led away from the triage area following a fireworks mishap on Thursday during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Police and fire personal gather following a fireworks mishap on Thursday during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

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Police and fire personal gather following a fireworks mishap on Thursday during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Victims are treated by emergency workers following a fireworks mishap on Thursday during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

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Victims are treated by emergency workers following a fireworks mishap on Thursday during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Dozens of firefighters and police responded to the fireworks mishap on Thursday at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley on Thursday.

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Dozens of firefighters and police responded to the fireworks mishap on Thursday at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley on Thursday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Emergency personal tend to victims of Thursday's fireworks mishap during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

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Emergency personal tend to victims of Thursday’s fireworks mishap during the annual Simi Valley 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

 

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