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Rogers Fire Department Demonstrates Dangers Of Shooting Off Fireworks

ROGERS (KFSM) — With fireworks season culminating on the Fourth of July, most people will shoot their fireworks on the holiday, but the Rogers Fire Depart...

ROGERS (KFSM) -- With fireworks season culminating on the Fourth of July, most people will shoot their fireworks on the holiday, but the Rogers Fire Department is warning revelers that lighting their own pyrotechnics comes with a risk.

"Fireworks are never a children's toy," said Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. "Fireworks perceived to be the most safe can actually cause the most harm: sparklers, Roman candles and bottle rockets."

A demonstration from the Rogers Fire Department showed shirts can be burned easily by a Roman candle and even more quickly by a sparkler.

"It burns at a high temperature," Jenkins said. "It's quick to cause injuries and to burn clothing."

Jenkins also stressed the importance of knowing city regulations on fireworks.