Teens burned after fireworks explode inside their vehicle

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) -- Five teenagers are recovering from burn injuries after some fireworks exploded inside their moving vehicle in Monroe County.

Sparta police say the department was notified about 4:30 a.m. Monday, September 24th after the teens arrived at a local hospital.

Investigators believe the teens were throwing lit fireworks from their vehicle when one went off inside. Police say the teens are all 17-year-old males from the Sparta area. The driver of the car was able to take the teens to the hospital.

Four of the injured occupants were transferred by air to other medical facilities. Their conditions were not immediately known.