Fireworks in playpen critically burn Ohio baby

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Updated: 7/07 10:30 am

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 4-month-old baby was critically injured when a neighbor's fireworks landed in her playpen in Youngstown, burning the girl.

A witness told police a 10-year-old neighbor kicked over a lit tubular firework, which shot into the playpen, igniting and burning the child.

The baby was flown to the burn unit at Akron Children's Hospital following the late Friday night accident.

The child's grandmother, Carol McCormick, who injured her fingers rescuing the baby, tells WFMJ-TV in Youngstown the child's entire face is burned.

A spokeswoman at Akron Children's Hospital could not immediately confirm the child's condition Monday.

 

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