Hutchinson man injured from fireworks

KSN File photo
KSN File photo

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A Hutchinson man has been hospitalized after being injured by an illegal firework during an Independence Day celebration.

Fire Battalion Chief Rex Albright says the 22-year-old man was injured in the left leg with fireworks being set off in a section of Hutchinson where fire crews had warned homeowners about shooting off illegal fireworks.

The man is hospitalized in good condition Friday.

A new city ordinance prohibits fireworks that go above six feet in the air. The measure was a result of several issues last year, including a home that was destroyed by a fireworks-related blaze. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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