Woman Burned While Hiding Lit Firework From Police

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A woman was injured in a fireworks accident on the North Side over the weekend.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the incident happened in the 1300-block of Halsey Place around 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The woman was treated for second-degree burns at Allegheny General Hospital.

She was allegedly trying to set off a Roman candle when she saw a police car and attempted to cover the lit firework with her hand.

She is now facing charges for possessing illegal fireworks.

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