Three men are recovering after suffering serious injuries in a Muscatine fireworks incident Thursday.
Police say one of the three men lit a mortar while holding it in his hand.
It exploded before he could throw it. That man lost his hand.
A second man suffered injuries to his face, eyes, and ears.
A third man lost several fingers.
Assistant Fire Chief Michael Hartman says this was the most serious incident in Muscatine related to fireworks since Iowa made them legal two years ago.