2 children, others hurt in Mich. fireworks mishap - WNEM TV 5

2 children, others hurt in Mich. fireworks mishap

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Authorities say five people, including two children, were hurt in a suburban Detroit neighborhood when fireworks set off in a street went awry.

The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, WWJ-AM and others report a mortar tipped over Thursday night and shot into a Sterling Heights garage. Officials say the people in the area were injured and the 8-year-old girls were taken to a nearby hospital.

The Free Press reports one girl suffered serious injuries and the other minor injuries.

The man who set up the fireworks received a violation.

Southern Michigan authorities say a 30-year-man also was injured Thursday in the Calhoun County community of Springfield as he was trying to light fireworks. WOOD-TV reports he was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital with burns and a broken wrist.

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