Flashing and sparkling fireworks are among the more anticipated Fourth of July celebrations.
But fire officials worry that the festivities could spark a few unintended fires.
“It’s July. It’s dry, so there’s always that danger,” Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Danny Kuhlmann said.
In 2010, fireworks caused about 15,500 reported fires, including 1,100 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and 14,100 outside and other fires, according to the National Fire Prevention Association.