Independence Day celebrations were cut short for three people when they were admitted to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital on Thursday.
Spokeswoman Lindsay Thetford said all of the burns were the result of fireworks. Further details on the injuries and the severity were not provided.
Fireworks were involved in more than 8,700 injuries in 2012, according to a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Sparklers, which burn at 2,000 degrees or as hot as a blowtorch, are typically a major source for burns during holidays such as the Fourth of July and New Year’s. Officials said the sparklers and fireworks are often inappropriately given to children under 15, who accounted for about 30 percent of firework-related injuries in 2012.
July Fourth, however, tops New Year’s and accounts for about 60 percent of burns overall.
This year, the burn center did not see any sparkler injuries.
The CPSC said 68 percent of last year’s injuries were a result of misuse. Men between 22 and 44 are most likely to be injured.
Grilling over the holidays also can be source of fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, July is the peak month for grill fires.
Officials said people should remain cautious throughout the weekend as holiday-related activities continue and could result in more injuries, burns and fires.