Enjoy your fireworks safely this Independence Day
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — If your Independence Day plans call for fireworks, chances are, Casey’s Fireworks in Columbia, has something to fit your needs. “People have been coming since Memorial Day and just it hasn’t stopped since then,” owner John Casey says. There are around 1,300 licensed fireworks in South Carolina, where fireworks laws are pretty consumer-friendly. “It creates this tradition and something to come back to every year,” Casey says. It’s a tradition that has its risks. “We do see a spike of incidents or fire, on or around July fourth,” South Carolina State Fire Marshal Bert Polk says. Polks says never let kids get their hands on fireworks, set them off a good distance from houses, cars and the forest, and if a firework is not working, leave it alone. When you’re done with them, place them in a bucket full of water. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Store owners are there to help. If you don’t feel like setting off your own fireworks, let someone else do the hard work. There are a handful of options for catching a display here in the Midlands.