16 Hurt As LA Cops Destroy Illegal Fireworks [VIDEO]

Los Angeles’s CBS News affiliate reports:

Sixteen people were injured Wednesday evening after a planned detonation of seized illegal fireworks ended in an explosion in South Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said nine LAPD officers were treated and taken to local hospitals in fair condition with minor injuries. One Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officer was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

There were also six civilians, three with serious injuries and three with minor injuries, taken to area hospitals. Names, genders and ages of the injured were not immediately released.

Read the full article. That first YouTube clip below. WHOA.