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Baby burned after firework goes off in playpen


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A horrible accident on the Fourth of July has an Ohio family praying for a 4-month-old little girl.

The girl’s family was enjoying the holiday weekend when a freak accident sent them scrambling to the Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Unit.

Young relatives lit a firework and kicked it on the ground.

Officials say that firework landed in 4-month-old Aubree McCormick’s playpen and exploded.

“It hit the window on the front porch and it landed in my granddaughter’s bed and all I could do was just react. I didn’t think, I reacted. I grabbed hold of the firework and then the bed caught on fire that she was laying in,” said Carol McCormick, Aubree’s ¬†grandmother.

Aubree’s parents rushed to the hospital, where she was air-lifted to another burn center.

We’re told her face, ear and hand all suffered burns.

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