Man Killed in Fireworks Explosion

A 20-year-old Pacific Beach man was killed after suffering severe burns in a fireworks explosion.

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A firefighter helped to extinguish the blaze caused by a fireworks explosion.
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Firefighters worked to fight the blaze caused by a fireworks explosion.
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The truck after the fireworks explosion
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County Firefighters respond to a fireworks accident near the Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium. Willy Calabrese was critically burned and was flown by Mercy Air to the hospital.
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Ambulances arrived at the scene of an accidental explosion in Lake Elsinore.
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Firefighters examined the explosion outside the field for the Lake Elsinore Storm, where Calabrese was preparing for a fireworks show.
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An explosion caused the truck nearby to burn.
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William Calabrese suffered burns on 90 percent of his body, and a nearby truck was scorched following the accident.
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Family photos of Willy Calabrese when he played water polo at La Jolla High School.
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Calabrese, 20, attended UC Santa Barbara.
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Friends and family gathered at a vigil on Sunday, Sept. 2 to remember Calabrese's life.
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