The Fourth of July is almost here, and that means fireworks season.
Officials say the safest way to enjoy fireworks is at a public display. But the Kentucky Fire Commission, which is part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in Versailles, says people who want to set off fireworks in a county where it is allowed should follow these guidelines:
--Buy from a reputable dealer and follow manufacturer directions.
--Have water nearby to extinguish discarded fireworks or for an emergency.
--Place fireworks on a flat surface, clear of combustible materials and buildings.
--Light one firework at a time.
--Never point or throw fireworks at anyone.
--Keep bystanders at least 25 feet away.
--Don't let young children handle or ignite fireworks.
--Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
--Stop, drop and roll if your clothes catch fire.