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No fireworks-related injuries reported on Oahu during Fourth of July

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Health announced Monday that there were no fireworks-related injuries during the Fourth of July period this year on Oahu.

According to the DOH, from 2003 to 2010, there were an annual average of 17 fireworks-related injuries on Oahu -- 13 of those injuries were among children under the age of 18.

Officials say the decrease is probably due to the reduced use of fireworks this year in accordance with the fireworks ban enacted on Jan. 2.

Nine fireworks-related injuries were reported on the neighbor islands including four on Maui, four on the Big Island and one on Kauai.

The victims ranged from age seven to 27.

According to the DOH, the nine injuries were the highest combined for total neighbor islands since 2006.

For more information on the state's Injury and Prevention Plan, visit http://hawaii.gov/health/healthy-lifestyles/injury-prevention/index.html.

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