With the Independence Day holiday weekend upon us, the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is warning residents of the Mountain State about the dangers of fireworks, and the illegal status of some of the devices.
“Any fireworks-type materials are dangerous,” said Anthony Carrico, acting State Fire Marshal. “Even sparklers can burn hot enough to melt gold and cause third degree burns. Basically, there is no such thing as safe fireworks.”
The office also reminds residents that violation of state fireworks law is a citable offense.
The following list of facts and safety tips is provided by the National Fire Protection Association, through the WV State Fire Marshal: