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Crowd burned in speedway firework accident

Firewworks sparkle

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Some fireworks spectators got quite a scare in upstate New York.

A fireworks display malfunctioned at the Airborne Speedway Wednesday night sending debris from the blast into the stands.

Smoke filled the air as people scrambled to get out of the way.

Officials said at least six people were treated for minor burns.

Speedway officials said an errant firework rocket was partially deflected by race track fencing, causing the accident.

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