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Light Up July 4th -- Safely

Before you light up that sparkler, learn some fireworks safety tips to help you bring in Independence Day with a bang, and without injury.

Safety Tips continued...

"Know your local laws," says Crampton. "Even though there are 43 states and the District of Columbia that allow some type of fireworks, there are restrictions at the county level and city level. Check with your local fire department to clarify the law in your area."

Finally, what's the safest way to spend your Fourth of July?

"It's really a lot better to go to a professional show," says Severance. "These are a lot safer, and if you let someone else do it, and you get all the benefits and all you have to do is sit there and watch -- that is my No. 1 recommendation."


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