Cold weather, fireworks lead to fires and injuries in Montgomery Co.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - Montgomery County firefighters responded to seven structure fires and at least three injuries from separate fireworks accidents overnight. 

According to Montgomery County, the injuries include:

  • A 27-year-old suffered head injuries from an exploding firework in the Porter area.
  • A 45-year-old man had a leg injury from a firework in Magnolia
  • A 22-year-old woman in Willis suffered an eye injury caused by exploding fireworks

Firefighters also responded to seven structure fires and approximately a dozen grass fires, according to Montgomery County. Some of the fires were caused by fireworks. 

Officials are urging residents to be cautious when using alternative heat sources during cold weather, like space heaters and wood-burning fireplaces.

Residents are also being asked not to discharge fireworks in windy conditions or near dry pastures or fields. 

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