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Witnesses and the injured comfort one another after a fireworks incident in Simi Valley, Calif. Police are still investigating what caused Thursday night’s explosion, but it appeared a firework detonated prematurely in its mortar, knocking over a row of others, police said.

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California fireworks accident injures more than 30

When a July Fourth fireworks display exploded and sent red and white bursts into spectators at a Southern California park, Paulina Mulkern saw shrapnel heading straight for her 4-year-old cousin.

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