• 3-year-old was injured by fireworks that went through her bedroom window
  • Group of men had set off the fireworks in the street outside the apartment building 
  • There have been skyrocketing complaints of fireworks in New York this June alone 

A 3-year-old girl was injured when fireworks blasted into her bedroom in the Bronx on Wednesday morning. It was just after midnight when the fireworks went through her bedroom window of their apartment building at Anderson Street near West 167th Street.

According to the New York Post, before the explosion, about four to five men were seen lighting the fireworks on the street. The girl has since been transferred to the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital with some minor burns on her left arm.

Apparently, the incident is part of rising complaints against fireworks in the New York City area. There were 11,275 fireworks complaints in just 21 days of June, compared with only 28 during the same time the previous year.

It has prompted an undercover sting operation that has targeted the illegal sales of fireworks. Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed that it is illegal to buy, sell, or even use fireworks within New York City, Bloomberg reported.

Brian Shaub from Keystone Fireworks said people had been indoors for such a long tie that they are itching to go out and do something. Firework revelers have also been disrupting people’s sleep and frightening people not just within New York but also in other cities.

Activities involving fireworks are associated with the celebration of Independence Day on July 4. The report added that buyers this year seem to have access to more for less. Stores are offering discounts for customers to clear out the month’s supply, which has built up during the pandemic induced shutdowns.

The wholesale prices have gone up as the pandemic incidentally affected the supply chain from China.

On the other hand, some city dwellers indicated there is not much to spend money on these days as the quarantine has limited outside activity.

Fireworks on New Year's Eve are pictured here. Pixabay