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Man injured destroying fireworks

HOLLAND, Mich., Nov. 10 (UPI) — Authorities in Michigan said a 79-year-old man suffered cuts, abrasions and burns when he attempted to destroy old fireworks in a backyard fire pit.

Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a fire on a roof in the area said they spotted the man near a fire pit late Sunday morning and a huge explosion followed that left the man injured, WWMT-TV, Kalamazoo, Mich., reported.

The man told investigators he was trying to destroy fireworks in the pit.

Deputies told the Holland (Mich.) Sentinel the Michigan Bomb Squad was called in dispose of the remaining fireworks.

Prosecutors said they are reviewing possible charges against the man.
(H/T:  UPI)

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