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Pranksters wanted for setting off fireworks inside Atlanta Publix

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Arson investigators are trying to locate two young men suspected of setting fire to a display full of fireworks inside an Atlanta Publix grocery store.

The blast happened at the Publix off Camp Creek Parkway in southwest Atlanta.

A spokeman for the Atlanta Fire Department told CBS46 there were no flames, but a lot of heavy smoke in the store. The smoke set off the sprinkler system which damaged much of the merchandise inside.

When the fireworks exploded, it caused shoppers to run for cover, not knowing what was happening.

One woman was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Two children were also treated for smoke inhalation.

Janelle Morris was shopping inside the store and she says her instincts kicked in to help her daughter.

"Immediately I fell on top of her because I thought it was a shooting at first, and I was like, 'Alright, let's go,' and then I realized it was more than that because the fireworks were going down the aisle. I just scooped her up and we ran," Morris told CBS46 News.

Officials did not provide approximate ages of the suspects other than to say they were young. Atlanta authorities are offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-282-5804.

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