Viral security footage shows shocking moment a family is forced to run from a fireworks explosion

Viral security footage shows shocking moment a family is forced to run from a fireworks explosion

Viral security footage shows shocking moment a family is forced to run from a fireworks explosion on their lawn, just feet away from young children

  • A video posted on Tuesday shows the moment a family is forced to flee from an unexpected fireworks explosion 
  • An initial explosion accidentally ignites a large pile of fireworks sitting nearby 
  •  The explosion was caught on a SimpliSafe security camera
  • It is unclear if anyone was hurt in the explosion 
  •  Do you know the fireworks family? Contact newsUS@dailymail.com

Fireworks unexpectedly exploded in front of a suburban home on the Fourth of July, causing a family with young children to flee for safety. The shocking moment was all caught by a SimpliSafe security camera.

The video, which has garnered tens of millions of views since Tuesday, shows a family celebrating the holiday attempting to light fireworks on their lawn. 

The first firework suddenly goes off, drawing surprised screams from the family and causing a mother to pick up her baby and move it away. 

One child appears to be hit by an initial shell and yelps in surprise.

The family then appears to believe the explosions have ceased, as they remain on the lawn. The first explosion, however, is closely followed by a firestorm. 

One shell seemingly ignites a fire in the driveway behind a parked van, which then lights up the entire box of fireworks, causing a massive explosion that sends the family running away. 

The explosion continues long after the family runs from the lawn, blasting away the chairs and blankets that were scattered there. 

 It is unclear if anyone in the video was hurt or where the video took place.  

The family were relaxing on the lawn and celebrating Fourth of July, as two adults attempt to set up a fireworks display

An accidental explosion then forces the family to run from the driveway as quickly as possible

An accidental explosion then forces the family to run from the driveway as quickly as possible

The explosion and subsequent fire quickly fills the frame with smoke, making it hard to see if anyone was caught in it

The explosion and subsequent fire quickly fills the frame with smoke, making it hard to see if anyone was caught in it

Following July 4 celebrations this year, many hospitals across the US were forced to handle firework-related accidents.

An 11-year-old boy in Indiana died on Sunday after sustaining a serious injury related to fireworks. 

His mother wrote on Facebook that she her her son’s ‘broken skull and brain’ in her hands. ‘That’s the reality. Don’t even f*****g buy those damn things! I’ll never see my son again over a f*****g firework. Don’t ever think it can’t happen to yours. Seriously.’

In California, police confirmed the death of a man who attempted to light illegal fireworks on Monday.

In June, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission released a report that confirmed there were nine deaths and approximately 11,500 injuries in 2021 that occurred due to fireworks.

The pandemic took firework use to a new level with many Americans becoming increasingly indulgent in personal-use pyrotechnics. 

According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, Americans bought 260.7 million pounds of fireworks in 2015. In 2020, Americans purchased 385.8 million pounds of fireworks before buying 416.3 million pounds in 2021. 

The cost of fireworks has steadily risen in recent years thanks to external factors such as supply chain issues and inflation. 

Between 2020 and 2021, the cost of fireworks rose as much as 25%, according to NPR. 

The National Safety Council, a non-profit safety advocacy organization, released a selection of rules to follow when setting off fireworks.

‘Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal but they are not safe.’ the NSC report said.

‘Additionally, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and nearly 17,000 other fires.’

Regarding the safety tips, the NSC added: ‘Never allow young children to handle fireworks. Older children should use them only under close adult supervision. Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol.’

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Joseph Michalitsianos

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