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5-year-old boy injured by Bakersfield firework

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 19:26:50-04

Another child has been injured by a firework in Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Fire Department said a 5-year-old boy was struck in the head by an illegal aerial firework, causing a laceration to his scalp.

This comes after two other people were injured by fireworks: A 2-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man.

BFD reported on Thursday that 81 citations have been issued for illegal fireworks usage and 625 pounds of fireworks have been seized.

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