Fourth of July safety reminders

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Fireworks are fun tradition on the 4th of July holiday, but officials always remind everyone they can be dangerous, too.

Fire officials say most fireworks-related injuries occur between July 1 and July 7. State figures show 230 people injured themselves with fireworks last year, which is up from 181 people reported in 2015.

Wayne Township Fire Captain Mike Pruitt shared some important reminders while demonstrating what can happen when you're not careful.

For those lighting their own fireworks, here are the hours:

  • July 4: 10 a.m. to midnight
  • July 5 - July 9: 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset