Woman injured, mistook firework for candle

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ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) -- A woman has been injured after lighting a firework she mistook for a candle.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says someone brought it to a Saturday night gathering where the 30-year-old woman lit it, causing the explosion to seriously injure her hand. It also caused injuries to another adult and a child.

A 28-year-old man who allegedly brought the firework was charged with reckless conduct and child endangerment.