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4 injured in fireworks explosion at NC lake

Posted July 5, 2018 8:34 a.m. EDT

After 6 years the Fourth of July Fireworks returned to the NC State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
(Photo By: Beth Jewell/WRAL Contributor)

— Four people were injured in a fireworks explosion Wednesday night at Lake Waccamaw.

According to WECT, the incident reportedly took place during the McNeill family's annual Fourth of July fireworks display about 9:30 p.m.

A witness said that the individuals jumped into lake and that all four had burns to varying degrees. One had a possible broken arm.

The witness said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening and that all four victims were up and walking.

A video of the explosion was posted on YouTube early Thursday morning.