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Illegal firework blamed for injury on Morro Bay fishing boat

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Posted at 7:24 PM, Jul 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 22:24:39-04

Firefighters are reminding people about the dangers of illegal fireworks after a person was injured on a 60-foot fishing boat Thursday night.

Morro Bay Fire says firefighters and paramedics responded to a fishing boat off the South T-Pier around 11:40 p.m. for what they described as a “devastating partially amputated hand caused by an illegal mortar.”

Fire officials did not provide additional information on the injury or incident, but said people can face fines of $1,000 when caught using illegal fireworks in the city.