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June 29, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Rainey

Firework Safety

With the 4th of July Holiday weekend coming soon it is important to remember firework safety.

Missouri Fire Marshal Randy Cole reminds us even though fireworks are exciting to see, they are potentially dangerous when misused. Greg Wheelen from the Missouri Department of Public Safety says fireworks and drinking are a deadly combination.

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Fire officials suggest purchasing fireworks from a licensed retailer. You should never attempt to re light fireworks that have malfunctioned.