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Posted on October 30, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 2:02 PM

In the United States each year, fireworks account for 10,000 injuries serious enough to require emergency room visits and for 51,000 fires causing about $36 million in damage.

Some things to keep in mind, especially during our current drought:

  • It is illegal to possess fireworks within the City of Austin or within 5,000 feet of the city limits.
  • It is also illegal to transport fireworks through Austin.
  • Although fireworks are legal in some areas outside of the City of Austin, their use anywhere is extremely dangerous. Fire experts recommend that fireworks be left to professional displays.

Source: The Austin Office of Emergency Managment

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