Police and medical crews were called to a home about 2 miles south of Klamath Falls on Highway 97 Friday morning.
Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah told NBC5 News that several people were dismantling some mortar-rocket fireworks. He said after they put the pieces into a ball, and began to light it, it exploded as they threw it in the air.
Two men lost fingers and were taken by helicopter to a Medford hospital.
The Oregon State Police Bomb Squad was called in to check the area as a precaution.
The sheriff’s office hopes this accident serves as a reminder for people about the danger of fireworks.
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