Fireworks Mishap Injures Several at Va. Festival

May 3, 2010

Winchester authorities are investigating a fireworks mishap that injured several people during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

Winchester Police Sgt. G.L. Voorhees says three mortars misfired during Friday night's fireworks display at Handley High School. Two of the misfired fireworks went into the crowd. The third didn't reach any spectators.

Voorhees says one person suffered second-degree burns on their arms. Several others suffered minor injuries.

He says City Fire Marshal Gary Ganoe is investigating the incident.

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