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Apparent fireworks accident in Griffith, Indiana leaves 7 injured and homes damaged in 900 block of North Arbogast Street: VIDEO

Apparent fireworks accident in Griffith, Indiana leaves 7 injured and homes damaged in 900 block of North Arbogast Street: VIDEO

Apparent fireworks accident in Griffith, Indiana leaves 7 injured and homes damaged in 900 block of North Arbogast Street: VIDEO

GRIFFITH, Ind. (WLS) — A “fireworks accident” left seven people injured and several homes and vehicles damaged in northwest Indiana Saturday night, police said.

Griffith police said officers were dispatched to the 900 block of North Arbogast Street around 9:30 p.m.

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Police said it appears a private home fireworks display had an accidental malfunction, injuring seven people and damaging four homes and 10 vehicles.

A neighbor’s surveillance video captured the bright light of the explosion.

Neighbors say debris ended up inside their residences, and those who were home at the time say there were dozens of people enjoying the fireworks show outside when things changed.

“I heard a big explosion and when I came out I saw a bunch of people running and the whole neighborhood was nothing but smoke,” said Cliff Edwards, a Griffith resident. “It was surreal. You walk out and you see nothing but smoke and people running everywhere. It was almost like you couldn’t believe it was happening on your block.”

Authorities did not immediately release information on the ages and conditions of the injured.

Police are investigating the incident and ask anyone with information to contact them at 219-924-7503. Anonymous tips can be left by calling 219-922-3085.

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