Man loses hand while using fireworks

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Fireworks blew off a man’s hand in the Springfield area.

Firefighters say the man was conscious after it happened Tuesday night in the 1100 block of Oakdale Drive. Crews quickly moved him to a local hospital’s emergency room.

Investigators don’t know if a firework exploded in his hand or if embers made contact with his skin.

He was the only person injured.

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