Weslaco Fire Official Advises Safety Precautions When Handling Fireworks

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WESLACO – Many people are getting ready to celebrate the new year with fireworks, but those fireworks themselves could potentially crash the party.

Lieutenant Rich Stubbs from the Weslaco Fire Department says over the years with emergency calls they're had, half are injuries to children are from improper firework safety. Other incidents, he says, are from handling fireworks while under the influence.

Some Rio Grande Valley counties are making sure people know the rules. To see if your city has a specific ordinance, see the contact information below.

  • • Cameron County 956-547-7000
  • • Hidalgo County 956-318-2656
  • • Starr County 956-716-4800
  • • Willacy County 956-689-3393

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