Md blast: Fireworks mixed with birthday candles

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Posted: Aug 17, 2011 9:20 PM
Md blast: Fireworks mixed with birthday candles

Officials say fireworks that may have been accidently mixed up with birthday candles exploded and injured a 13-year-old girl and her parents in their Maryland home.

Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Allen Gosnell tells the Carroll County Times (http://bit.ly/oWNkex) that on Tuesday there was a birthday and a cake and afterward there was a small explosion in the dining room.

The family members were in good condition at hospitals.

Gosnell says officials think the unsuspecting family lit the candles and fireworks mix.