14 injured at California fireworks show
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) At least 14 people have been injured due to malfunctioning fireworks at an annual 4th of July show in Simi Valley.
Police Cmdr. John Parks said a detonation occurred about 9:20 p.m. Thursday at the city-run Fireworks Extravaganza located in a large community park. It wasn't clear how many people were in attendance but Parks said the event usually attracts several thousand revelers.
Jordan Roberts, a public safety dispatcher with the Ventura County Fire Department, said more than a dozen people were being taken to area hospitals with minor to moderate injuries.
No other details were immediately made available.
Simi Valley is about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles.