Auburn Police: man suffers severe hand injury, burns to his face after lighting mortar round

A man suffered a severe hand injury and burns to his face after lighting a mortar round in his hand on the Fourth of July, Auburn Police reported.

Officers and the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded at approximately 7:30 p.m. to a report of a fireworks injury in the 3700 Block of I Street Northeast, along the River Dike Trail.

The man in his 30s – who received help nearby – was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

No other information is available at this time, police said.

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