Dry conditions reinforce hazards of fireworks
BEMIDJI - Fireworks may offer a new, potentially dangerous, kind of spark this year.
Dry conditions are increasing the risk of fires started by fireworks and campfires.
Area fire officials are urging fireworks enthusiasts to be diligent in using fireworks correctly and to closely supervise the use of fire in the coming days leading up to the Fourth of July.
"Make sure you're careful with them," said Dave Hoefer, Bemidji fire chief.
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