ROCHESTER, Minn. - The 4th of July celebrations have become.
For many that correlates to food, fun and fireworks, and that means business is booming for Tim Bachtle, who is selling fireworks in Rochester.
According to Mayo Clinic, each year thousands of people go to the hospital for injuries related to fireworks.
Many of those injured are children under the age of five who are playing with sparklers.
Bachtle says he gives safety instructions to families before they make a purchase.
“Let them know to keep their arms outward and if need be assist your kids with holding the fireworks because you don't want them to bend their arm inward towards their face,” said Bachtle.
The National Safety Council says don’t use fireworks if you're impaired. You should also never light them indoors or point them at another person.
Finally, keep a safe distance away after lighting them.