GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WMAR) - A 13-year-old boy is recovering after causing serious damage to his hand in a fireworks accident.
Emergency personnel responded to the 100 block of Ferndale Avenue in Glen Burnie just after 6:00 p.m. for reports of an injured child.
Crews found a 13-year-old boy with serious traumatic explosion injuries to his right hand as a result of improper use of fireworks.
The boy was taken to Union Memorial Hospital's Curtis National Hand Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
An Anne Arundel County Fire spokesperson described the device as a commercially available firework that is not legal and said the boy's injuries will result in permanent damage.
Emergency Personnel would like to remind the public that with few exceptions, the use of fireworks is illegal in Maryland, unless they are part of a public display for which the State Fire Marshal has granted a permit.
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