Wyoming man injured by fireworks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) A Cheyenne man has suffered extensive injuries to his face and hands in a fireworks explosion and has been airlifted to a Colorado hospital.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://tinyurl.com/owmcx8g ) the man was injured late Friday or early Saturday and was airlifted to a burn unit in Colorado. The hospital wasn't identified.

The victim was in his early 20s. His name wasn't immediately released.

Authorities say a fireworks device exploded in the man's hands at a Cheyenne residence.

The Cheyenne Fire and Rescue Department says it extinguished five small grass over the weekend that were believed to be started by fireworks. None caused significant damage.

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