On Tuesday night, as illegal fireworks were being set off throughout Los Angeles, a man suffered a partial hand injury while a house in the Adams-Normandy neighborhood of South Los Angeles caught fire. Emergency responders were summoned to Catalina Street around 11:30 p.m.
According to witnesses, the incident occurred when a man ignited fireworks at the intersection. Upon arrival, emergency crews discovered that the individual had lost parts of his right hand.
Video footage depicted the victim using a towel to cover the injured hand while receiving medical attention.
Witnesses reported the presence of mortar tubes on the street following the mishap.
Approximately two hours earlier, the Los Angeles Fire Department received a call regarding a house fire in the South Los Angeles area.
Videos revealed the burning roof of the residence as residents were being evacuated. The fire was suspected to have been caused by a stray firework, although an investigation is still underway.
Despite the ongoing explosions in the neighborhood, emergency crews promptly responded, and fortunately, no injuries were reported.
The LAFD stated that they received a higher number of calls on Tuesday night compared to an average week.