Man reportedly loses part of hand lighting fireworks: LAFD

Illegal fireworks by the many thousands are set off across the city on July 4, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Authorities are investigating after a man reportedly lost part of his hand while lighting fireworks for the 4th of July in Los Angeles.

According to police, the 22-year-old man was allegedly lighting fireworks in the 2500 block of South Catalina Street when he suffered a "reported extremity injury." 

The unidentified man also suffered burns to his body and was taken to the hospital for treatment of "significant hand trauma," authorities said. 

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It's unclear at this time what happened with the fireworks.

No other information was immediately available.

City News Service contributed to this report.