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Tips for Safe Holiday Fireworks Use

 
Posted July 4th, 2011 @ 8:36am by Kathleen Antill

The West Virginia State Fire Marshall's office is reminding everyone that any type of firework-type material is dangerous.

Even sparklers can burn hot enough to cause third degree burns.

If you do use sparklers and novelities this holiday use extreme caution; before using any legal fireworks read and follow all warning instructions.

Light all items outside in a clear area away from homes and yard debris.


Always keep a bucket of water nearby for emergencies and to douse items that fail to ignite.

Never ignite fireworks in a container and teach your children to never touch unexploded fireworks.

Fireworks permissible in West Virginia include snakes, glo-worms, smoke devices, party poppers, snappers, drop pops, string poppers wire sparklers and other sparkling devices that emit showers of sparks and sometimes a whistling effect or crackling effect while burning.

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