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.READ MORE: 11 Injured, 3 Critically, In 7 Weekend Shootings In Minneapolis Sheriff: Miltona Man, 48, Killed In ATV Rollover
As far as complaints to authorities regarding fireworks, the Minneapolis Police Department reported receiving 65 calls — an increase compared to 41 calls in 2019.MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
WCCO-TV also reached out to North Memorial Hosptial and the St. Paul Police Department but has not yet heard back.