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Aerial fireworks are an example of illegal fireworks unless a person has a license to use them. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Use caution when lighting fireworks this weekend

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If planning to use fireworks this weekend, be careful and make sure the conditions aren't unfavorable.

Park Rapids Fire Chief Donn Hoffman said people should make sure not to light fireworks if it's windy because it could be a fire hazard.

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"If it's dry and unfavorable, it could start a fire," he said. "We've had fire calls that were a result of fireworks."

There have been cases of fires in ditches that came from someone throwing fireworks out a car window.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
(218) 732-3364
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