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06/19/07 - East Texas

Fireworks Season Starts Sunday

by Ramonica R. Jones

Sunday is the start of fireworks season in Texas. If you are planning to shoot off fireworks on Independence Day, here are some tips to keep you and your family safe from common accidents.

Every year, thousands of people end up in emergency rooms because of fireworks injuries. Nearly half of all people hurt in fireworks accidents are under the age of 14. Kids ages five to nine have the highest injury rate for fireworks-related injuries. Most of these accidents happen at home.  

Fireworks sales start Sunday and end July 4th. Remember, it is against the law to shoot off fireworks inside the city limits.

When using any kind of fireworks, be sure to follow the instructions on the label and never shoot off fireworks indoors. Finally, always keep water nearby and never let children shoot off fireworks alone.

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