Don’t shoot fireworks this Fourth of July before reading this

3:31 p.m Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Recreation
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When it’s the Fourth of July there’s nothing you want more than to watch colorful explosions in the sky.

There are a few things you should definitely keep in mind before getting your firework show started, however. From the National Council on Fireworks Safety, don’t forget...:

If you’re looking for a really safe firework option you can always leave it to the professionals. Catch one of these planned shows in and around Austin, and have a happy Fourth!

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