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Newell Police still investigating cause of weekend fireworks incident

Newell Police still investigating cause of weekend fireworks incident

An investigation continues into a fireworks accident that injured five people in Newell last Friday.

The public display was being put on by the local fire department, when one of the canisters apparently fell over and fired into the crowd.

Two people were taken to University Hospitals in Iowa City suffering from burns, while three others were treated locally.

The City's Police chief Wayne Westergaard says this is the first incident in the more than 55 years that the fire department has done the fireworks show.

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