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Okolona Fire Department officials say two people badly hurt after incident involving illegal fireworks

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Emergency workers with the Okolona Fire Department said they responded late Saturday night to an incident where two victims were badly injured after being involved with illegal fireworks.

Fire Marshal Mike Allendorf said a female victim is in grave condition and is not expected to survive. The second victim was a male and he is in critical condition, according to Allendorf. Both victims were transported to the U of L Trauma Center.

Allendorf said the female victim suffered burns and inhalation damage as a result of the fireworks. The male patient suffered burns to his hands and torso, according to Allendorf.

The incident happened on Maiden Place, Allendorf said.

The Okolona Fire Department is working with Louisville Metro Arson officials in investigating the incident. Officials are trying to determine the type of fireworks that were involved in the incident.

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