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Boise Fire Department talks firework safety

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 10:20:29-04

Firework stands are popping up on just about every corner so the Boise Fire Department wants to remind everyone to stay safe while you enjoy your Independence Day.

The fire department says all fireworks that generally don’t leave the ground like fountains and sparklers are OK to light in the city. Any fireworks that explode in the air are not legal. With this year’s heat and dry climate, the areas north of the Warm Springs and Hill roads and the foothills are off limits for fireworks.

The Boise Fire Department says if you choose to light off fireworks have plenty of water nearby and be aware of your surroundings.

“Even those legal fireworks can burn really hot, they can cause burn injuries, and they do cause a lot of fires so just be aware of what you are doing with those fireworks and how you are using them and where you're using them," Romeo Gervais, deputy chief fire marshal said.

The Boise Fire Department says the weeks leading up to and after the 4th of July are the busiest times for fires all year.

Firefighters told 6 On Your Side that they have already put out a small fire in Eagle caused by firework sparks.