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Hand sparklers, which are usually given to kids to wave around, can reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit at the tip – hot enough to cause third degree burns or permanent disfigurement. (Source: CBS4)

Don’t Let The Start Of New Year Go Up In Smoke

If you plan to bring in the new year with your own homemade fireworks show, be careful. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue reminds all parents to keep an eye on their kids if they are handling fireworks.

12/31/2013

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State Committees To Take Up Bills That Would Lift Fireworks Ban

A pair of state legislative committees will start the new year off with a bang. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee and the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee are scheduled January 8th to take up bills that would lift a fireworks ban in Florida.

12/29/2013