A message from the Hays County Fire Marshal’s Office:
Nearly 10,000 injuries resulting in trips to the hospital are caused each year by fireworks. Of those, close to 30% are to hands and fingers. Another quarter are to legs. And about 20% are to eyes.
We urge you to exercise EXTREME caution if using fireworks as part of your holiday celebration. Note that most municipalities have a ban on them within city limits.
And remember that pets and livestock are generally frightened by the loud noises from fireworks explosions.
See our fireworks safety tips at https://www.haysinformed.com/.