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Georgia celebrates first New Years of legal fireworks

(Source: Jos Stiglingh via YouTube) (Source: Jos Stiglingh via YouTube)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

This will be the first New Year's Eve fireworks will be legal in the State of Georgia.

First responders warn South Georgians to use fireworks with caution.

All children should have parental supervision.
  
You can shoot fireworks Thursday night and on New Year's Day (Friday) from 10 a.m. through 2 a.m.

Firefighters warn people to not explode fireworks near the flood water.

They fear they might hit curiosity seekers.

"Please use extreme caution," urged Albany Fire Chief Ron Rowe. "Anywhere that you go around the water. This is not something, it's a sightseer event. But you need to do it from a safe distance."

First responders say they are prepared to handle any firework injury emergency calls they receive tonight.

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