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Fireworks, by the numbers

Jul 3, 2023
Americans are lighting up fireworks in record high numbers. We break down a few of the most important ones:
Fireworks consumption has risen over the past couple of decades.
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Concerns about wildfires drive sales of "safe and sane" fireworks

Jul 4, 2022
But even these ground-based varieties come with risks.
The term "safe and sane” refers to fireworks that are considered less likely to cause injury or start fires.
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What’s the Fourth of July without fireworks? Some towns are about to find out

Jul 4, 2017
Not every town can afford a fireworks extravaganza.