Cheyenne Fire Rescue reminds residents to be safe with fireworks

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - Improper handling of fireworks injure more than 13,000 people annually across the United States, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Fireworks cause about $20 million in property damage each year.

Courtesy: City of Cheyenne

“We want everyone in Cheyenne to be safe this Fourth of July. The best way to stay safe is to attend a public fireworks display put on by professionals,” said Byron Mathews with Cheyenne Fire Rescue. “Fireworks are dangerous to people and pets and using them can put your property at risk.”

If you use legal fireworks within the City of Cheyenne, here are some safety tips:

Always have an adult present
Only use outdoors
Light one at a time
Have a bucket of water nearby and place used fireworks in the water
Never use near dry grass or other flammable materials
Stay clear after lighting fireworks

Cheyenne Frontier Days and the City of Cheyenne will host the annual Fourth of July Celebration at Frontier Park on Saturday, July 4th. Fireworks will light the sky at approximately 9:35 p.m.