By Associated Press - Sunday, July 5, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - A 20-year-old Collin County man has blown off part of his hand while lighting fireworks.

The Dallas Morning News reports ( that the man was near a home holding a firework that exploded in his hand around 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

Fire officials in Josephine, northeast of downtown Dallas, responded, and the victim was airlifted to Parkland Hospital.

The Collin County Sherriff’s Office said the blast “took off a large portion” of the man’s hand.

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