MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fireworks injuries were relatively low in the Twin Cities this year despite the anticipated uptick due to more private displays in the wake of numerous COVID-19 cancelations.
In the metro area, Regions Hospital reported nine injuries that were fireworks-related and HCMC reported eight. However, fire officials have previously estimated that many more injuries are likely unaccounted for because people treat them at home.
As far as complaints to authorities regarding fireworks, the Minneapolis Police Department reported receiving 65 calls — an increase compared to 41 calls in 2019.
WCCO-TV also reached out to North Memorial Hosptial and the St. Paul Police Department but has not yet heard back.