Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts.

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Most people made it through their explosive (and in Massachusetts, illegal) home fireworks shows this weekend unscathed. But a few in New England, including two young boys in Dorchester, suffered injuries during Fourth celebrations this year.

The boys, age 5 and 9, were taken to area hospitals for treatment Sunday – one with a serious hand injury and the other with burns, police said.

Charges related to the incident have not been filed, according to police.

“Obviously it’s a tragic accident and we’re just trying to support the family in any way we can,” said Stephen McNulty, Boston Police Department spokesperson.


There were no other fireworks-related injuries reported in the city, he said.

Meanwhile, in Saugus, a man was reportedly injured in a Saturday night fireworks explosion, and a man in Maine is dead after he tried to launch a firework on his head, also on Saturday, according to Maine State Police.

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