Fire Officials Warn Of Fireworks Dangers


UPDATED: Thursday June 27, 2013 5:19 PM

One of the biggest dangers to partiers this Fourth of July is fireworks.

State officials demonstrated the dangers of back yard fireworks on Friday at the fire academy.

The demonstration is designed to help prevent serious injuries this year.

In 2011 alone, just fewer than 10,000 Ohioans spent the Fourth in a hospital from fireworks injuries.

One of the largest dangers for back yard pyro-lovers is sparklers.

Officials urge parents to be careful when giving them to children.

A sparkler burns at more than 2,000 degrees, which is hot enough to instantly burn skin.

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