Man loses hand after injury with fireworks in Fort Lauderdale

Firefighters issue warning about dangers of fireworks


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 24-year-old man lost his hand Friday while playing with fireworks, according to the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department. 

Firefighters responded to a home at  2800 NW 21 St., near Bass Park. Fire Rescue personnel took him to Broward Health where doctors amputated the man's hand.  

The firefighters had a warning on Twitter Friday night: "Please remember how dangerous fireworks can be."