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Fireworks sales begin in Texas on Wednesday

HOUSTON – 'Tis the season for fireworks.

Wednesday is the first day of fireworks sales for the Fourth of July season.

Among the shops that are opening today is Top Dog. Their locations will be staffed by non-profits who earn money for their high school bands, churches and other organizations.

“We have a wide variety of products for everything you want to do,” said Sue Davis, who works at one of the Top Dog locations.

Davis encouraged people to shop early and online to avoid the crowds, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

“If you’re going to have a big show with everybody, wear your mask, social-distance, wash your hands, be safe,” Davis said.

The last day to buy fireworks is midnight, July 4th.

Safety tips

  • Know where you can legally shoot fireworks.
  • Always read and follow label directions.
  • Have an adult present.
  • Buy from reliable sellers.
  • Stay away from illegal explosives. Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
  • Use outdoors only.
  • Always have water handy.
  • Never try to re-light a firework.
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
  • The shooter should wear eye protection. Never have any part of your body over the firework.
  • Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trash can.
  • If it is necessary to store fireworks, keep them in a cool, dry place.

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