Tips to make it a safe July 4th holiday with fireworks

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day.

Yet, the thrill of fireworks also can bring pain. On average, 230 people go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

While there have been heavy spring rains, everyone should exert cautions when using fireworks to avoid causing a wildfire.

Bowie Fire Chief Doug Page reminds everyone that no fireworks can be discharged within the city limits.

Fireworks will be allowed at Selma Park along Amon Carter Lake only on July 4th, no other days. This does not include the boat ramp area, only the city park.

“Although we had a lot of rain it does not remove the possibility of fire. Flying debris can land on a building or hay causing a fire. Be prudent and careful,” said Page.

At Lake Nocona fireworks can only be discharged at Boone Park and Benton Parks. Read more tips on fireworks safety in the mid-week News.