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5 teens injured in Wisc. fireworks explosion

Five teenagers from Sparta, Wisconsin were sent to the hospital with severe burns after a large firework exploded in their vehicle. Investigators say the group of 17-year-old boys were throwing lit fireworks from the car early Monday morning when one went off inside. All the boys were sent to nearby hospitals. Their conditions have not been released.
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Sparta, WI police say a prank gone wrong sent five 17-year-old boys to the hospital with severe burns, WEAU-TV reports.

WKBT reports investigators think the teens were throwing lit fireworks from their car before one went off inside. Here are photos of the damaged car:


The boy's conditions have not been released.

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