Fireworks Injuries Were Relatively Low In The Twin Cities This Year Despite Anticipated Uptick

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fireworks injuries were relatively low in the Twin Cities this year despite the anticipated uptick due to more private displays in the wake of numerous COVID-19 cancelations.

In the metro area, Regions Hospital reported nine injuries that were fireworks-related and HCMC reported eight. However, fire officials have previously estimated that many more injuries are likely unaccounted for because people treat them at home.

READ MORE: Uptick In Fireworks Injuries Expected As More Consider Private Displays Due To COVID-19

As far as complaints to authorities regarding fireworks, the Minneapolis Police Department reported receiving 65 calls — an increase compared to 41 calls in 2019.

WCCO-TV also reached out to North Memorial Hosptial and the St. Paul Police Department but has not yet heard back.

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