2 Arcadia Teens Injured After Firework Explodes in Hand

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City officials warned of the dangers of illegal fireworks on July 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Two teenage boys were injured after a firework exploded in their hands, according to the Arcadia Police Department.

The accident occurred around 8:05 p.m. at the intersection of Bonita Street and Second Avenue.

A 14-year-old boy and 17-year-old boy were lighting the firework when it exploded, according to Sgt. Dan Crowther.

The 14-year-old teen was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries to one hand.

The 17-year-old suffered minor injuries and was also transported to a local hospital.