A woman in Connecticut blew her fingers off and part of her face on Thursday night when she mistook a stick of dynamite for a candle.
The woman had lost power to her home in Bridgeport Connecticut and the family returned home from Home Depot empty handed she remembered that the previous owners had left a box of what she believed were candles in the basement.
The woman lit the quarter stick of dynamite and suffered serious injuries to her face and lost multiple fingers.
The woman, in her 30s and mother of two children was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment. The woman's entire family was present at the time, but no one else was injured.
Fire officials are describing the incident as a tragic accident and no charges will be filed. In Connecticut it is illegal to possess dynamite and firecrackers, but since the woman had no prior knowledge, no charges will be filed.