Firefighters warn of fireworks dangers

PHOENIX - Sales for all fireworks start next week but fire crews want to warn public about risks.

A new fireworks law regulates when fireworks can be bought, sold and used in Arizona.

The new law doesn’t apply to novelty items: snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, toy smoke devices and sparklers.

Captain Jonathon Jacobs says fireworks are a big concern for fire fighter during the summer months.  

In the beginning of June, Phoenix Fire Department says a 10-year-old lit off some fireworks that caused her home to go up in flames.

Jacobs says parents need to take precaution.

“We are majorly concerned about supervision,” said Jacobs. “We are not talking children watching other children shooting of fireworks, but really having an adult having a strong presence to make sure things are taken care of safely.”

Phoenix Fire Department responded to more fires on July 4 than any other day.

The sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed:
May 20 – July 6 and December 10 – January 3.

The use of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed:
June 24 – July 6 and December 24 – January 3.

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