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Fireworks safety reminders

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WITTENBERG (WAOW) -

The Fourth of July is almost here and that means fireworks!

They are a lot of fun, but they're also dangerous.

Hundreds of people end up in the hospital each day around this time of the year.

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission the injuries are all caused by fireworks.

Experts say safety is key.

The manager at Fireworks Country in Wittenberg says having proper eye and ear protection is important.

They recommend keeping a safe distance from the fireworks.

Check with your local community for permits and regulations.
 

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