(Fox7 Austin) Williamson County officials are offering some fireworks safety tips and advice to keep pets calm on July 4th.
Fireworks are still allowed in parts of Williamson County but certain aerial fireworks, stick rockets and missiles with fins or rudders, will not be sold in Williamson County due to dangerous fire conditions.
Officials say if not used properly, fireworks can be dangerous and cause serious burns and eye injuries. They advise you to always check with your local fire department/district for recommendations or suggested precautions to follow before deciding to use them, then, follow these safety tips from the Williamson County Fire Marshal Special Operations Division.
Before shooting the fireworks:
- DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN BUY FIREWORKS WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION
- Only buy from reliable fireworks sellers
- Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks
- Store fireworks in a cool, dry place