Having fun and staying safe this Fourth of July

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Shine bright this 4th of July but make sure you are aware of your surroundings.

That’s what the Lexington Fire Department wants to warn people about this year.

Major Jordan Sass said, “Be aware. Never let children do fireworks by themselves always have an adult supervising the activity. Be fire aware. Don’t put anything hot in a trash receptacle near a house.”

He says when you’re done with your fireworks or sparklers, the best thing to do is soak them in water.

Sass mentions that sparklers can burn at temperatures up to 2,000 degrees.

Youth Director at Saint Paul AME Church and TNT Firework volunteer Chele Holloman said, “We definitely recommend that all adults be prepared to ones to light the fireworks. if kids are going to do it make sure that you have adults ready there to watch with the safety.”

Anything that goes up or blows up is illegal in Fayette County.

TNT stands might be within city limits but there’s plenty on the shelves you can use in town.

“I recommend anybody come out if you’re looking for a good time and a good show,” Holloman said.

One shopper says the product makes a difference, “Kids hold on to m80’s in their hands, illegal fireworks and firecrackers and getting stuff in their eyes. This is why they should buy the safe stuff.”

If you plan on playing it safe this year and skip buying fireworks all together you can catch the city’s fireworks show downtown.

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