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Keeping fireworks fun and safe

Some important tips on keeping Fourth of July celebrations focused on the fun.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 7:52 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – In Minnesota, any firework that explodes or goes into the air is illegal. Some of the legal fireworks include sparklers, cones that spark, ground spinners, and party poppers.

But even some of the legal ones can be dangerous. When lit, sparklers can reach up to 1,200 degrees.

Fire officials suggest always holding a sparkler away from the body and keeping a bucket of water nearby to properly dispose of the firework.

They also say to only light up in an open space, away from any trees or houses in the area.

To learn more about firework safety, click here.

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