911 call captures moments after dynamite explodes, injures woman

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BRIDGEPORT -

A 911 call captured the moments after dynamite exploded in Bridgeport and injured a woman.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. last Thursday on Lindley Street.

Police say a 30-year-old woman mistook the dynamite for a candle during a power outage and lit the fuse. A terrified child made the 911 call moments later.

Officials say the dynamite was left in a basement drawer by a previous owner.

VIDEO: Full 911 call after Bridgeport dynamite explosion

The woman, who suffered serious injuries to her hands and face, was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital, and then transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital. She's still recovering.

While the 911 call refers to the explosive as firecrackers, police did confirm that it was a quarter-stick of dynamite. A bomb squad detonated a second device found in the house.

No charges have been filed because the family had no knowledge of dynamite in the home.

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