- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Cheyenne man has suffered extensive injuries to his face and hands in a fireworks explosion and has been airlifted to a Colorado hospital.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://tinyurl.com/owmcx8g ) the man was injured late Friday or early Saturday and was airlifted to a burn unit in Colorado. The hospital wasn’t identified.

The victim was in his early 20s. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Authorities say a fireworks device exploded in the man’s hands at a Cheyenne residence.

The Cheyenne Fire and Rescue Department says it extinguished five small grass over the weekend that were believed to be started by fireworks. None caused significant damage.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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