Explosive Video Shows Range of Fourth of July Firework Accidents
Plus, St. Charles County Officials offer seven tips for putting on a firework show at home.
St. Charles County officials this week warned residents about the dangers of neighborhood firework displays.
Fireworks are permitted in St. Charles County, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 2 to 5, and in the city of St. Charles between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. July 3 and 4.
St. Charles County government issued a press release with tips for staying safe while using fireworks.
- Keep a source of water handy, whether it be a bucket of water or a hose.
- Stay a safe distance away when using fireworks.
- Light only one item at a time. Attempting to light more than one can resultin severe injury.
- Point the item away from other people.
- Have a designated “shooter.” Alcohol and fireworks are a dangerous combination.
- Refrain from relighting malfunctioning fireworks.
- Avoid using glass or metal containers as a base for shooting fireworks.
Check out the above video, produced by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Division, shows some of the problems that can happen when you aren't careful with fireworks.
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