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July 2, 2021

Best Texas fireworks? Go to a show!

Independence Day celebrations are back—giving every Texan a chance to enjoy a fireworks show put on by professionals.

“If you want to see great fireworks, save money and stay safe, go to a show,” said State Fire Marshal Orlando Hernandez. “Our office has issued over 350 permits for shows this month so there should be one close to you.”

At least 18 deaths were caused by fireworks last year, and emergency rooms treated more than 15,000 people for fireworks-related injuries, according to a recent federal report.

Many communities don’t allow residents to shoot fireworks. Contact your local fire department to find out if fireworks are allowed.

 Check your local news or social media for local Fourth of July fireworks shows.

“Do not let children handle fireworks,” Hernandez said. “There are no safe fireworks for children.”

To show how dangerous sparklers can be, we looked at how easily they could burn different items. Watch this video for the results.

For more tips, see How to stay safe when using fireworks

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Last updated: 4/22/2022