A boy was airlifted to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles after a fireworks-related incident in Lancaster, authorities said Thursday.

He was injured at about 9 p.m. Wednesday around West Avenue J-9 and Beech Street, said Lt. R. Cartmill of the sheriff’s Lancaster station. The boy’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, he said.

The boy suffered a serious injury to one of his hands, said Deputy Trina Schrader of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The sheriff’s arson-explosives unit took over the investigation, she said.

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