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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Fireworks 101: How to stay safe

A person holding a lit sparkler

Find below a few tips from the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office regarding the use of fireworks and how to stay safe:

  • Only use Minnesota-legal fireworks like sparklers, fountains, ground spinners and snappers.
  • Point fireworks away from people and animals.
  • Use fireworks in an open area away from trees and houses.
  • Extinguish and dispose of spent fireworks in a bucket of water. Do not try to relight a dud.
  • Always use caution around fireworks and make sure children are supervised.

Did you know?

  • More than 30 percent of fireworks injuries are from sparklers.
  • There is an average of 75 hospital visits each year in Minnesota due to fireworks injuries.
  • Nearly 45 percent of fireworks injuries each year happen to children.
  • Fireworks that explode or shoot into the air are illegal in Minnesota.

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