2013-07-03 / News

Will you light fireworks?

Be careful. Even sparklers can burn at temperatures as high as 1,800 degrees. “Around 8,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year for fireworks-related injuries,” Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said, “and most of those incidents involve children.” In a typical year, twothirds to three-fourths of all fireworks injuries occur during the four-week period surrounding Independence Day. On the Fourth of July itself, fireworks usually start more fires nationwide than all other causes combined.

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