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Fireworks fun requires caution


STILLWATER – More than a year of COVID-19 precautions and vaccinations has Oklahomans looking to Independence Day as a fireworks-punctuated opportunity to reconnect with friends and neighbors.

However, that enthusiasm could leave the community open to other risks: accidental injuries and fires.

“Fireworks are exciting and fun to watch, but they’re also dangerous. A little forethought will help ensure the holiday isn’t ruined by preventable accidents,” said, Jim Rhodes, Oklahoma State University Extension 4-H youth safety educator.

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