Staying Safe with Backyard Fireworks

Happy Fourth of July!
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Fireworks are fun for the Fourth, but make sure to use caution when putting on your own show.

If you're shooting off fireworks in your backyard tonight, follow these tips for a safe, fun event.

The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission lists several pointers for fireworks safety.

*Never try to relight or pick up fireworks that didn't fully ignite.

*Don't point or throw fireworks in the direction of people or crowds.

*Keep a bucket of water or hose handy.

*Light fireworks one at a time.

The National Council on Fireworks Safety also gives these recommendations.

*Purchase fireworks from a reliable source.

*Make sure you point fireworks away from buildings and vehicles.

*Soak spent fireworks and sparklers in a bucket of water before discarding.

If you're throwing a party tonight, check out our earlier posts from the week for menu ideas and tips on floral arranging for your centerpieces.

Happy Fourth of July!

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