- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Fire Department says five children ranging in age from 4 to 17 were hurt in incidents involving fireworks, including two boys who lost their thumbs.

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/29MAjO6 ) that all the incidents occurred on July 4. The fire department says in the northeast section of the city, a 15-year-old boy lost his thumb and was severely burned when a cherry bomb was holding exploded.

Officials say in southeast, a youth lost his thumb when he mishandled an explosive device.

Fire officials say in northwest, a 17-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy were burned by an explosive. In southeast, a 10-year-old boy was burned while holding a roman candle.

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Information from: The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com


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