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Series of explosions rock celebrating California's Oktoberfest



A series of explosions triggered an Octoberfest in Huntington Beach, California, which injured several people, including 2 firefighters and 2 civilians.

The authorities have responded to the scene at 20:10. on reports of 3 consecutive explosions that caused a transformer fire in the Old World Village complex. According to the Associated Press, the complex was the venue for the Oktoberfest in the Old World.

Huntington Beach Fire Department stated that several people were burned, including one in critical condition, who is believed to be working as an employee at one of the festival stalls.

2 firefighters were also injured and the scene is still considered active.

The area was cleared immediately and a HAZMAT team is currently on-site to investigate the explosions.

The Huntington Beach Fire Department also reports that 1

0 ambulances responded to the scene to transport patients, but the number of hospitalized patients remains unknown, causing explosions in rapid succession that emanate from the festival, according to the Associated Press.

The Press telegram reports that the source of the explosions could have been an electrical transformer, but this has yet to be confirmed by the authorities.

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