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Those attending a New Year’s Eve celebration in southwest Houston got more than they bargained for when a trunk full of fireworks exploded, sending flares and streaks in all directions.
Celebrants gathered in a parking lot in the 14600 block of Beechnut near Highway 6 to ring in the new year with fireworks and sparklers.
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According to a witness, the explosion started when someone threw a lit firework into the trunk of a Dodge Charger, which was loaded with supplies for a stellar NYE light show. Unfortunately, the lit firework set off a chain reaction that sparked the entire lot.
“Somebody threw a firework or something in (the Charger),” witness Jonathan Garza told KHOU. “That’s how it all started.”
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The car ignited in flames as the fireworks erupted.
Garza says that the owner of the vehicle Hurara Hassan was reportedly asking for help.
“He was like,...
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