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Macon-Bibb Fire Department is warning residents about the dangers of fireworks

Fire Chief Marvin Riggins says the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a professional fireworks show..
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Celebrating Independence Day can be fun, but it can also lead to tragedy.

The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department is warning residents about the dangers of using fireworks.

The fire department demonstrated how adults should light sparklers and fireworks:

You should stand at least 10 feet away from them and wear protective eyewear to prevent injuries.

Once the sparkler goes out, toss it in water to prevent it from igniting again.

Macon-Bibb Fire Chief Marvin Riggins says most of the holiday deaths and injuries are preventable, if adults are cautious.

"We know as a part of the festivities people are going to handle fireworks and sparklers,” says Chief Riggins. “That's going to happen at these events. So, what we want to make sure of, is that if you're going to use, the sparklers, at your home or at your facilities please make sure you're being safe with them."


Chief Riggins adds the safest way to enjoy fireworks on the 4th of July, is to go to any of the professional fireworks shows going on across Middle Georgia.




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