- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - A pyrotechnician suffered burns after authorities say part of a Chicago suburb’s fireworks display detonated prematurely.

A spokesman for Bridgeview said in a statement that the professionally trained fireworks installer was setting up a firework when it exploded around 1 p.m. Sunday.

The statement says that caused most of the remaining fireworks to “ignite in a rapid succession.”

Authorities say the man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Bridgeview Fire Department Battalion Chief David Lis tells WBBM-TV the worker suffered burns to his extremities, chest and face.

The display, which the city says involved about $12,000 worth of fireworks, has been canceled.

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