MANCHESTER, Md. (WJZ) — A 9-year-old boy was among the three people injured by illegal fireworks on July 4th in Carroll County.
The State Fire Marshals office investigated three unrelated incidents that led to injuries.READ MORE: ‘Our Numbers Are Up About 500%’ Maryland Pushes To Vaccinate As Covid Delta Variant Spreads; Still No Plans For Another Mask Mandate
Investigators were called to the 2400 block of Mount Ventus Road around 10 p.m. after firefighters found a 9-year-old boy was injured by fireworks. The child was sitting with his parents when a box of illegal fireworks exploded.
The debris caused second- to third-degree burns on the child. He was flown to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for treatment. He is in stable condition with 7% to 10% burns to his upper torso.READ MORE: Maryland State Board Of Education Focuses On Safe Reopening Amid Parent, Teacher Concerns
The investigation is ongoing and charges may be filed pending a consultation with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The deputy state fire marshals were also called to Carroll Hospital after learning two adults walked into the ER for treatment after being injured by fireworks.
A 48-year-old man sustained second-degree burns to both legs and sparks from a bottle rocket injured a 35-year-old man’s eye.MORE NEWS: Police Resolve Barricade Situation In Glen Burnie
“These incidents highlight the reason why the Office of the State Fire Marshal and our fire investigation partners tell the public year after year to attend a public fireworks display,” stated State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci. “Careless behavior led to a 9-year-old child being seriously injured. Countless people across Maryland safely enjoyed the Fourth of July with their families at one of over forty public fireworks displays last night.”