Winds Add To Fireworks Safety Concerns

High winds are just adding to concerns about fireworks safety.  Jay Wood of Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue says the strong winds that can blow embers long distances makes it more important than ever for Oregonians to use legal fireworks, which in Oregon are those that cannot fly in the air.  Wood adds if people are going to use fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday period, they need to do it safely, remembering to not be in the vicinity of flammable materials and to have water or a fire extinguisher on hand.  Wood points out statistics show fireworks in Oregon over the last five years have led to 573 fires with five million dollars in losses, 36 injuries, and one death.

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