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Illinois State Fire Marshal Issues Warning About Fireworks

The Illinois fire marshal recommends leaving fireworks to the professionals this Fourth of July.

State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis says most fireworks are illegal in Illinois, and even those that are allowed can be very dangerous.

That includes an old favorite … sparklers.

Last year, fire crackers and bottle rockets caused the most fireworks related injuries in Illinois.

Second degree burns were the most common injuries, with teens and young adults the most likely to be hurt.