Casper Fire reminds people not to set off personal fireworks as July 4 approaches

The Casper Fire-EMS Department reminded people not to set off personal fireworks in a Monday, June 29 statement.

“It’s hot and dry out there, Casper,” the department said. “Please, for the safety of you, your loved ones, and our community – skip the fireworks.”

Casper Fire-EMS reminded people that the possession and discharge of fireworks is illegal in Natrona County. They added that about 19,500 fires are reported annually which are started by fireworkds.

“Burns account for 44% of 9,100 injuries seen in emergency rooms around July 4th,” the department added. “Half of fireworks injuries involve the arms, hands and fingers.”

“With an especially dry May here in Wyoming, leave it to the professional shows. Don’t risk a citation, or worse — a fire or injury.”

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