Texas teen dies after firework explodes in his chest
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Officials say a 19-year-old man died in North Central Texas after a firework exploded into his chest and arm.
Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s records show Maneno Juma died of blunt force trauma at a Fort Worth hospital around 10 p.m. Thursday.
Fire spokesman Michael Drivdahl says firefighters found the severely burned teenager in a residential area of southeast Fort Worth.
Arson investigators are trying to determine what happened. There’s no indication the accident happened during a professional fireworks display.
Fire crews responded to more than 450 911 calls regarding arson, burns and fires- which is 45% more than a typical day.
City fire officials received over 2,000 calls about fireworks from 7 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday.
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