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California fireworks explosion injures 39

Victims are treated by medical personnel and volunteers at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley Thursday night. A number of people were injured due to a fireworks related accident during the annual Fourth of July celebration.

(WENDY PIERRO/THE STAR)

Victims are treated by medical personnel and volunteers at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley Thursday night. A number of people were injured due to a fireworks related accident during the annual Fourth of July celebration.

(WENDY PIERRO/THE STAR)

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  • Victims are treated by medical personnel and volunteers at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley Thursday night. A number of people were injured due to a fireworks related accident during the annual Fourth of July celebration.

(WENDY PIERRO/THE STAR)
  • Victims are treated by medical personnel and volunteers at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley Thursday night. A number of people were injured due to a fireworks related accident during the annual Fourth of July celebration.

(WENDY PIERRO/THE STAR)
  • A triage area was set up at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley Thursday night. A number of people were injured due to a fireworks related accident during the annual Fourth of July celebration.

(WENDY PIERRO/THE STAR)
  • An injured victim is driven away at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley Thursday night. A number of people were injured due to a fireworks related accident during the annual Fourth of July celebration.

(WENDY PIERRO/THE STAR)
  • A victim is carried away by medical personnel at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley Thursday night. A number of people were injured due to a fireworks related accident during the annual Fourth of July celebration.

(WENDY PIERRO/THE STAR)
  • Fireworks explode close to the ground and near the crowd at the Simi Valley Fourth of July show.
(Photo courtesy of Jessica Herron)
  • The Simi Valley fireworks explosion as seen from a distance.
(Photo courtesy of Brian Dennert)
  • Police officials investigate a site in Simi Valley, Calif., Friday July 5, 2013 where an explosion Thursday injured more than two dozen people at a fireworks display. The explosion occurred when a wood platform holding live fireworks tipped over, sending the pyrotechnics into the crowd of spectators. (AP Photo)

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