Three kids in Utah injured in Civil War reenactment

Three children injured in blast from Civil War-era cannon during reenactment.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   June 15, 2014 at 1:11 PM

OREM, Utah, June 15 (UPI) -- Three children were hospitalized Saturday after they were injured by a Civil War-era cannon being used in a reenactment in Orem, Utah, city officials said.

The children were part of a reenactment group that had gathered for a parade. During the reenactment, the cannon was shot off and a spark from the blast landed on a pouch that contained more charges for the cannon, a release from the city's Department of Public Safety said.

The pouch blew up, engulfing the three children in flames, witnesses said.

The children were transported to a local hospital. Their ages weren't reported.

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