MANCHESTER, Md. (WMAR) - A 14-year-old boy is recovering after he received burns to both of his hands in a fireworks explosion.
Deputy State Fire Marshal Bruce Bouch says the incident occurred in the 2400 block of Harvey Gummel Road in Manchester at about 12:20 p.m.
Investigators determined the youth had taped firecrackers, bottle rockets and M-80 type fireworks together before igniting them.
Fire crews responded to the scene and took the boy to Johns Hopkins Hospital with thermal burns and trauma injuries to both hands.
His injuries are considered non-life threatening.
the investigation into how the teen had possession of the illegal fireworks is ongoing.
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