A teen has severe hand injuries from a backyard fireworks incident on July 4.
Firefighters and medics responded to a 911 call at 10:30 p.m., in District Heights, Md., of a teenage boy with hand injuries after fireworks exploded. He was treated and taken to a trauma center for his injuries. There are no charges at this time, according to the Prince George's County Fire Department.
Prince George’s County fire chief Benjamin Barksdale said the main concern right now is the health of the boy injured.
“However, we cannot look the other way when a law designed to prevent this type of life-changing injury is violated.” Barksdale said.
All consumer purchased/backyard style fireworks are illegal in Prince George’s County. Penalties for violations of the fireworks law include up to $1,000 fine and/or 6 months in jail.