To reduce the number of fires and fireworks-related injuries, the the state fire marshal encourages Ohioans to attend public fireworks displays hosted by local municipalities and licensed exhibitors this July 4th holiday.
"The best way for Ohioans to prevent fireworks injuries is to attend a licensed, professional fireworks exhibition," said State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers said in a release. "Keep in mind that even trick and novelty fireworks, like sparklers, are inherently dangerous and can cause serious injury."
That said, the only types of fireworks that can be legally purchased and discharged in Ohio are trick and novelty devices, such as items that smoke, sparkle, snap and snake.
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