Columbia Police respond to more than 140 fireworks calls

7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, July 05 2018 Jul 5, 2018 Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:59:00 AM CDT July 05, 2018 in News
By: Olivia Gerling, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA – The Fourth of July is over, but some mid-Missourians are still feeling the repercussions.

According to the Columbia Police Department's website, CPD dispatched officers to 141 different firework-related incidents on Wednesday. The Jefferson City and Fulton police departments did not have any information to give the station, but KOMU 8 News did report on an incident Wednesday evening involving a Fulton officer being severely injured due to a firework.

As of 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, MU Hospital had treated two people for firework-related injuries in the emergency room. Boone Hospital had not yet treated anyone for firework-related injuries.

According to the National Fire Protection Agency website, the most recent data said in 2016, there were 11,100 firework-related injuries treated in hospitals across the country. 

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