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Man injured in explosion while making fireworks in garage

A Rhode Island man was injured in an explosion after officials say he was trying to make his own fireworks over the July Fourth holiday.

The explosion happened Sunday afternoon in West Warwick.

The state Fire Marshal's office says the Coventry resident was tampering with fireworks in a garage when it happened.

The man went to the hospital before officials arrived on the scene. His condition wasn't immediately available on Monday. No other injuries were reported.

A bomb squad conducted a controlled explosion of the remaining fireworks after deeming them unsafe to dispose of or move from the scene. The garage sustained major structural damage as a result of both explosions.

Officials say the victim may face charges for tampering with the fireworks.

The investigation is ongoing.



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