Authorities in Vermont say a man was seriously injured Saturday while setting off fireworks

WESTMINSTER, Vt. (AP) — Authorities in Vermont say a man was seriously injured Saturday while setting off fireworks. The Vermont State Police say officers responded late Saturday night to a residence in the town of Westminster, located on the border with New Hampshire, after a man there sustained “significant” injuries to his hand. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The incident prompted the state police to issue a reminder that fireworks are illegal in Vermont without a permit.

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