2010-07-01 / Local & State

Man Injured When Fireworks Explode In Building

HIGHSPIRE, Pa. (AP) – Officials in a central Pennsylvania town say illegal fireworks are responsible for an explosion and fire inside an apartment building.

Highspire Mayor John Hoerner says a second device had to be removed by a bomb squad following the fire Thursday night. Hoerner says the explosion broke windows and blasted pellets through the building’s roof.

About 20 people were forced from the building while the second device was removed.

The unidentified man suffered burns to his legs. His name was not released.

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