Firefighters Injured In Fireworks Explosion

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3

Some scary moments during a fireworks show over the weekend in Lawrence County, Kentucky.

It happened in Fallsburg Saturday night.

Firefighters setting off fireworks for the annual community Fourth of July celebration were injured when one of the shells exploded.

Fire Chief Paul Yates said Chris Green had just lit the second row of fireworks when one blew up.

Green was treated and released for minor injuries at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa.

Chief Yates was treated for burns to his arm and thumb.

An investigation is underway into what caused the explosion, but the chief says he thinks it was a defective firework.

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