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Police seize illegal fireworks

Maui police seized 177 pounds of illegal aerial fireworks during the New Year’s weekend. MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT photos

Police seized 177 pounds of illegal aerial fireworks, generated 32 fireworks violation reports and issued four citations during the New Year’s weekend.

Police also responded to two cases involving injuries due to fireworks and four fireworks-related fires, including one that destroyed a residence, according to a news release Thursday.

The Fire Department reported that a 12-year-old boy suffered serious injuries to his hand in Pukalani and a 25-year-old man suffered serious injuries to his groin in Kahului.

Throughout Maui County, police received 99 calls about fireworks violations during the New Year’s weekend.

The fireworks that were seized were valued at more than $12,000, police said.

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