Man injured by mortar-type firework in Port Huron

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Authorities say a 51-year-old man was critically injured when he was struck in the face by a mortar-type firework while a group of people was setting off illegal fireworks in Port Huron.

The St. Clair County sheriff's department says the Port Huron Township man was placing the firework in a tube during a Fourth of July party at a home Friday night when it unexpectedly ignited.

The man was airlifted from Port Huron to a hospital in Ann Arbor, where he was listed in critical condition.

The sheriff's department says other illegal fireworks had been set off at the home before the man was injured.

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