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Fire Marshal encourages safety in fireworks use


South Dakota’s Fire Marshal urges people to make sure that fun with fireworks does not turn tragic this July Fourth holiday.

For many, the discharge of fireworks is a part of the holiday celebration. But Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says if not handled properly, fireworks can also become deadly.

“We see this every year nationwide, somebody getting hurt or being killed because of fireworks,” he said. “Always make sure that if you use fireworks, you do so in a safe manner and follow the local regulations.”

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