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Take care with fireworks

Celebrating the Forth can be fun, so keep it that way

Independence Day is only a few days away. Soon, kids of all ages will be flocking to stands to buy firecrackers, sparklers and other items. Feting the fourth with fireworks is as American as apple pie, backyard barbecues and parades on Main Street. But, as much fun as it may be, they can also be dangerous.
“Many fireworks related injuries can be avoided by following a few common sense rules,” says Doug Jorgensen, state fire marshal. The OSFM offers these common sense safety tips for using consumer fireworks in the hopes that injuries to consumers can be greatly reduced this ...


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