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Got Fireworks? Greenwich Fire Dept Warn More Fires Reported on July 4th Than any Day of the Year

More fires are reported on July 4th than any other day of the year. And, fireworks are responsible for 40 percent of those fires. Injuries caused by fireworks typically require hospital emergency room treatment – they include severe burns, fractures, scars, permanent disfigurement, and even death. It’s important to remember that even sparklers, considered by many to be a safe and harmless alternative to fireworks, reach temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (water boils at 212 degrees and glass melts at 900 degrees). Continue Reading →

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