Woman Reaching For Candle, Grabs Firecracker

Monday, Aug 22, 2011  |  Updated 3:40 PM PDT
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Woman Reaching For Candle, Grabs Firecracker

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The woman lost some finger but was expected to recover.

A firecracker exploded in a woman's hands in San Francisco on Saturday night, blowing off some of her fingers, police said.
    The 28-year-old woman was lighting candles inside a parked motor  home at about 10:20 p.m. when she picked up what she thought was another  candle, police said.
    It was actually a firecracker, and when she lit it, it exploded in her hands, police said. Her injuries were not life-threatening.
    The motor home was parked in lot at San Bruno Avenue and Division Street, police said. She was transported to San Francisco General Hospital.

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