DC police issue fireworks warning after child loses finger in explosion

D.C. police are issuing a warning after a child was injured while setting off fireworks within a home in Southeast on Wednesday.

According to police, the injuries weren’t fatal, but one of 9-year-old lost a finger in the accident.

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They say the accident occurred when two children were left home alone.

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D.C. police say they’ve already seized more than 6,400 illegal fireworks from people in the city.

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They’re asking people to exercise caution and follow safety tips.

Click here to read the District’s rules and guidelines regarding fireworks.