Man making homemade fireworks injured in explosion

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A Columbus man was injured while trying to make homemade fireworks.

Posted: Mar. 5, 2018 12:04 PM
Updated: Mar. 5, 2018 12:04 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Columbus man suffered burns to his stomach Sunday night after a small explosion occured during the manufacture of "homemade" fireworks.

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Columbus police say the 27-year-old man was in the living room of the home when the accident occured around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on 12th Street North.

Investigators say the man was working with fireworks chemicals when some of the  material ignited.

Two people at the home drove the man to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Columbus firefighters and the Tupelo Police Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene and a small amount of fireworks chemicals were removed.

Police Chief Fred Shelton says there was never any danger to the public.

The case is still under investigation from the Columbus Police Department.

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