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Man suffers ‘life-threatening’ injury from fireworks

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A man suffered "serious and life-threatening" injuries when an illegal aerial firework exploded, a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said.

The man was taken to the Kaneohe Fire Station where firefighters treated him until paramedics arrived to take him to a hospital emergency room, said Capt. Terry Seelig, the Honolulu Fire Department spokesman.

The injuries were consistent with trauma caused by the explosion of a large-caliber firework, he said.

As of 10 p.m. Saturday, there were nine reports of likely fireworks-related fires, he said. One wildlife, four rubbish, two Dumpster and one other fire were reported as probably fireworks related.

One wildfire was reported in Waianae on Koolina Street. The fire was considered small, burning less than 100 square feet.

Rubbish fires were also reported in Nanakuli on Mano Avenue, in Palama on Akepo Lane and in Waimanalo on Waikupanaha Street. 

 

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