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SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- At least 14 people have been injured due to malfunctioning fireworks at an annual 4th of July show northwest of Los Angeles.

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 in Simi Valley.

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.

The Associated Press

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