MANKATO, Minn.-- As Fourth of July celebrations approach, it is important to remember to use all fireworks products with caution.

Mankato Public Safety Deputy Director Jeff Bengtson said the  the largest number of fireworks injuries are associated with sparklers, especially among children.

As families gather outside to celebrate their Independence, officials ask for everyone to be safe and alert.

"Anticipate and plan for something to go wrong, things do go wrong from time to time," said Bengtson.

"Consider that you might get a dud, you might get a fast fuse, if you plan for that, you can help keep yourself and your family safe."

 Bengtson strongly advised against using any fireworks, for those planning on drinking alcohol. 

--KEYC News 12