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Sparkler Danger Warning

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ALBANY, GA - (WALB) -

Albany Firefighters are urging people to use caution with fireworks and sparklers as they celebrate the Fourth of July.

Only sparkler-type fireworks are legal in Georgia, but firefighters say they can cause serious injuries because they burn at up to 1200 degrees. That compares to water boiling at 200 degrees, and wood burning at 600 degrees.  

It's very intense heat that we're handing children to pay with and enjoy. 

"Nobody under the age of 12 should be messing with sparklers, just because they are so dangerous," said Laurence Cargile of AFD.    

Firefighters also urge you to keep a bucket of water to throw the sparklers in when they burn out, because they can still be a fire danger.

 

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