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(KSL News) An 11-year-old boy in Utah County was injured when a homemade firework exploded. He was riding his bike on a Lehi neighborhood street when the firework went off.
Doctors at Primary Children's Medical Center compared the child's injuries to those of soldiers hurt in roadside bombings. He remains in the hospital tonight in critical condition.
Also today, Provo police say fireworks ignited a blaze that threatened BYU's historic mountain "Y." Officers arrested 23-year-old James Hebda and 20-year-old Camille Gardner at the scene.
Legally, Utahns are allowed to set fireworks off three days before and three days after the Fourth of July and Pioneer Day. But there are restrictions and stiff penalties if you break the law.
Zach Robinson, spokesman for the Sandy Fire Department, joined us in our firework discussion for tonight's Talking Point.
To view this Eyewitness News Talking Point segment, click the play button above.