Local Fireworks Shows Will Enliven Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July about to arrive, Glendale officials are reminding residents that personal fireworks remain illegal and that there are three opportunities to view professional pyrotechnic shows in the area.

Local fire officials urge residents not to launch their own fireworks this weekend, even the “safe and sane” varieties. Besides posing a personal safety hazard, explosive devices also are a fire risk, especially in the heavily wooded foothills of Glendale. Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. Even handheld sparklers, which many consider safe, can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and cause serious burns and fires.

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