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How To Stay Safe While Handling Fireworks This Fourth Of July

Posted at 10:12 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 23:55:34-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – With the fourth of July holiday right around the corner, many are loading up on fireworks they plan to set off this week.

But if you’re not careful, someone could get seriously hurt.

At Phantom Fireworks in Frankfort, employees say they are seeing a lot of business ahead of the holiday. They say shoppers are interested in the fireworks that make a big impression, but those also come with the biggest safety risk.

Employees say they always recommend spectators, especially children, keep a safe distance from where the fireworks are set off, about 75 to 100 feet.

He also recommended a flat surface for lighting fireworks, to make sure they don’t tilt or fall over.

“We always recommend having some type of water source nearby. weather that’s a bucket of water or something like a water hose. other than that, you may want some safety glasses if you’re using things like roman candles because those do tend to leave behind a lot of powder,” said Matthew Miley.

The last thing experts say is that alcohol and fireworks don’t mix.