4th Of July Explosion - LA Fireworks Blows Up! 16 injured
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Los Angeles explosion: 16 injured -- 3 seriously -- after cache of illegal fireworks explodes
At least 16 people were injured Wednesday, three seriously, when a cache of illegal fireworks seized at a South Los Angeles home exploded. A bomb squad truck was carrying the confiscated fireworks when it blew up unexpectedly during a scheduled detonation event, FOX 11 reported. The LAPD tweeted that bomb squad officers were in the process of seizing over 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in the area at the time of the blast, which overturned a car and shattered windows in the neighborhood. A suspect was arrested in connection to the fireworks seized at the home, police said. "Some of the fireworks were being stored in our Bomb Squad trailer as a precautionary measure," the LAPD tweeted. "Unknown at this time what caused an explosion." The Los Angeles Fire Department wrote that nine LAPD officers and one ATF officer sustained minor injuries. At least six people were also transported to an area hospital, including three who were seriously injured. The department added that several homes and a building were impacted by the blast. Source