Fireworks Explode Near Family in Viral SimpliSafe Video

A video of a home fireworks display going wrong has gone viral on social media.

The video has so far been viewed over 13.7 million times on Twitter since it was posted on Tuesday evening.

The video was first posted on Reddit in the subreddit Crazyf***ingvideos but has since been taken down by the original uploader.

In the video, a family can be seen sitting on the lawn in front of a home with lawn chairs as multiple people attempt to set up a fireworks display. Throughout the footage, the logo for SimpliSafe home security systems can be seen in the top corner.

The first firework goes off and sparks fly close to the people who set it off as well as those sitting down. Either due to the sparks or another firework, a fire erupts at the back of a parked van in the driveway.

A woman can be seen quickly rushing out of her seat to grab a young child and shield them from the firework display gone awry.

Everyone on the lawn then begins to flee as another firework goes off causing a massive orange spark. Following this, multiple fireworks go off behind the van causing a large cloud of smoke.

With every person out of the camera view, the fireworks continue to fly in random directions on the driveway in sparks of green, red and orange.

It is not clear when the footage was taken or whether anyone was injured during the incident.

Following July 4 celebrations over the weekend, hospitals across the country had to deal with firework-related accidents and incidents.

The National Safety Council, (NSC), a non-profit safety advocacy organization, has listed a selection of rules to always remember when setting up a firework display.

"Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal but they are not safe." the NSC advisory report said.

"Additionally, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and nearly 17,000 other fires," the NSC added.

Regarding the safety tips, the NSC said: "Never allow young children to handle fireworks. Older children should use them only under close adult supervision. Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol."

"Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear," the NSC said. "Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands, never light them indoors. Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material. Never point or throw fireworks at another person. Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting."

"Never ignite devices in a container, do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks," the NSC warning said. "Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding. Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire. Never use illegal fireworks."

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A video of a firework display at a home going wrong has gone viral on social media. Stock image of a firework. Getty