INCIDENT: Illegal Fireworks Injury

July 3, 2020 / Comments (0)

Civic News

An Ontario resident suffered a severe arm injury while lighting an illegal firework.

Police were called to the area of Sixth Street and Virginia Avenue Thursday night at 7:40 P.M.  Upon arrival, they discovered a male with a severe left arm injury. The male’s injury, which included the amputation of his left hand, appears to be a result of a delayed detonation from an arial firework. The male was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

The Ontario Fire Department Investigations Unit responded and located additional fireworks at the male’s residence. The fireworks were confiscated and the male was cited for the use of illegal fireworks.

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