Fire department prepares for rash of fireworks-related fires and injuries

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 13:38:45-04

Fourth of July celebrations will soon be underway and with that also comes the chance of fireworks-related injuries and fires.

A fire marshal with the Corpus Christi Fire Department tells us they respond to a number of phone calls related to injuries or fires during the holiday.

Many of those injuries are to the hands and eyes and are caused by fireworks.

There's also the risk of fires.

Today, we’ll speak to that fire marshal about how to stay safe this holiday.

That full story will be seen this evening on KRIS 6 News.