A 9-Year-Old-Boy, Two Men Injured By Fireworks In Carroll County


The child was flown to a hospital for treatment

Manchester, Md. (DG) — Illegal fireworks injured three people, including a child, on July 4th in Carroll County.

According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, investigators were called to the 2400 block of Mount Ventus Road in Manchester on Sunday night around 10 PM, after firefighters and EMS personnel discovered a 9-year-old injured by fireworks.

Authorities say the child was sitting with his parents when a box of illegal fireworks exploded, sending debris onto him causing second and third degree burns.

The boy was flown to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. He is currently listed in stable condition with 7-10% burns to his upper torso.

The investigation is ongoing, and charges may be filed pending consultation with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Later Deputy State Fire Marshals responded to Carroll Hospital after being notified that two adults walked into the emergency room after being injured by fireworks.

A 48-year-old man sustained second degree burns to both legs, while sparks from a bottle rocket caused an eye injury to a 35-year-old male.