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Chemical reaction caused fatal Arizona fireworks blast

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — Authorities in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., said a
chemical reaction between fireworks and mixing compounds being transported in a
car caused an explosion that fatally injured a California man.

Lake Havasu City Fire Marshal Chip Shilosky said the explosion occurred as
59-year-old Randy Feldman of Menlo Park and another man were driving on State
Route 95 in Lake Havasu City on Feb. 12.

Feldman was severely burned by a secondary explosion of fireworks in the car’s
trunk, and he died Feb. 27 at a hospital in Las Vegas.

According to the Today’s News-Herald, Feldman was in
Lake Havasu City for a Western Pyrotechnics Association event.


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