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The Dangers of Fireworks

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(before 2003)

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Fireworks can be very dangerous. People can hurt themselves or others if they are not very careful.

One boy was recently hurt. He was watching someone play with firecrackers. The firecracker was placed inside of a plastic pencil and then let off. The pencil exploded. A piece of the plastic flew into the boy’s eye.

The boy was badly hurt. He does not know if he will ever see out of his left eye again. Doctors will do their best to fix his eye.

Some types of fireworks are illegal. Illegal fireworks like firecrackers explode. They can easily hurt people. Fireworks that do not explode are much safer and are legal.

No matter what type of fireworks is being used people must be very careful. It is very important for adults to always be with their children when fireworks are being used. All types of fireworks can start fires or hurt people.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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