Before lighting fireworks, remember safety first

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Fireworks may be a regular Fourth of July tradition but where there is fire, there is danger.

Each year, many people are taken to the hospital for burns or wounds associated with fireworks.

Bottle rockets and sparklers generally cause several accidents.

For some reason people consider sparklers safe and give them to kids but sparklers can also reach temperatures high enough to cause third-degree burns.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says to never allow children handle fireworks, especially alone.

Also, always use fire works outdoors and leave them on one at a time.

Furthermore, never re-light a dud, it could go off immediately.

Lastly make sure to dispose of fireworks by soaking them in water thoroughly before throwing them away.

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