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fireworks Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing, and many children have received severe burns from dropping sparklers on their feet. (Photo:; Shutterstock)

Fireworks are an American tradition, especially when celebrating our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can be dangerous, causing property damage from fires, serious burns, eye injuries, disfigurement and even death.

Did you know that sparklers, a type of hand-held firework that burns slowly while emitting colored flames and sparks, burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit? This is hot enough to melt some metals.

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