A man is recovering after an illegal firework exploded in his hand, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) emergency responders said.
Crews were called to the 19000 block of NW Mahama Place in Portland on Sunday at 9:43 p.m.
They transported him to Legacy Emanuel Hospital where he was rushed into surgery.
FOX 12 later learned that he may lose a portion of his hand and/or fingers.
The remaining illegal fireworks at the scene were confiscated and will be destroyed by TVF&R.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.
Meanwhile, TVF&R reminds the public to Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe this holiday.
Oregon law bans fireworks that fly, explode, or move across the ground more than 6 feet or up in the air more than 12 inches.
This includes popular items like bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers and M80s.
In an effort to help curb illegal activity on the Fourth of July, TVF&R firefighters will patrol neighborhoods.
In addition, TVF&R Deputy Fire Marshals will be present at public displays and will be riding with local law officers to assist with their enforcement efforts.
Even legal fireworks cause fires and injuries. Follow the tips below to help ensure your safety:
Store fireworks, matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
Only adults should light or handle fireworks. Supervise children at all times.
Use fireworks outdoors on a paved surface, away from buildings, vehicles and vegetation.
Never pick up or try to re-light a "dud."
Never alter fireworks or make your own.
Have a hose nearby in case of fire and place "spent" fireworks in a bucket of water. One of the most common fires that TVF&R responds to involves "spent" fireworks placed in a bucket or grocery sack that rekindle and spread to fences, decks and even homes.
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