Kansas City police say two people were hospitalized after a car fire that began when they threw fireworks at a man during an argument.

Police were called late Wednesday to east Kansas City, where a car was on fire in an intersection.

According to a news release, a man reported people inside a vehicle threw something at him during an argument. The item landed in a gutter near him and exploded. The man was not injured.

Police say the people in the vehicle threw another item, which caused a loud explosion. Moments later, the vehicle exploded, throwing two victims from the car.

Police say the two people inside the vehicle were hospitalized with serious burns. An investigation is continuing.

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