R.I. fire officials remind of firework safety tips ahead of the 4th weekend

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Fireworks. Just because they’re legal, doesn’t mean they’re always safe.

Fire officials across the Ocean State issuing that simple let lifesaving reminder ahead of a holiday weekend full of fun and fireworks.

“Understand… sparklers are 1200 plus degrees in temperature,” Captain Craig Emerson with the Cumberland Fire Department says.

In Rhode Island, only hand-held and ground sparklers are legal for the general public. But even those are reasons for concern, especially for children.

“In fact, 30 percent of all emergency room visits due to firework injuries are children under the age of 15 years old,” Emerson adds.

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