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Safety biggest concern with fireworks

Fourth of July weekend ignites pyrotechnics sales

8:39 PM, Jul. 2, 2013
TNT Fireworks manager Angie Fedenko checks her stock Tuesday. The stand only sells fireworks that don't require a permit from the city to light so residents can light them on their own.
TNT Fireworks manager Angie Fedenko checks her stock Tuesday. The stand only sells fireworks that don't require a permit from the city to light so residents can light them on their own.
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Outdoor activities and the use of fireworks are a staple of the Fourth of July weekend, but safety is also a big concern.

Many fireworks businesses have popped up around the area, and the crackling and snapping of those devices they sell have started ringing through local neighborhoods.

According to a 2011 National Fire Protection Association report, 9,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. Nearly 89 percent of emergency room fireworks injuries involved fireworks that federal regulations permit consumers to use. ...

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