Missouri Fire Marshal Urges Caution With Fireworks

8 years 5 months 1 week ago Monday, June 27 2011 Jun 27, 2011 Monday, June 27, 2011 1:44:00 PM CDT June 27, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri fire marshal is cautioning people about the potential dangers from holding their own firework displays. Fire Marshal Randy Cole said the safest way to view fireworks is
to sit back and let professionals handle it. However, the fire marshal's office said fireworks can be purchased in Missouri until July 10.

Cole said people who put on their own displays should purchase fireworks from a licensed seller. When igniting fireworks, the fire marshal said people should tie back long hair and should not drink alcohol or put part of their body over the device. Fireworks also should not be lighted indoors or pointed at others.
He said fireworks should be stored in a cool, dry place and that people should not try to relight one that malfunctions.

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