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State officials warn: Don’t play with fireworks

With Independence Day almost here, state officials are reminding residents to leave fireworks to the professionals.

“Even though fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts, unfortunately every Fourth of July we usually see at least a few fireworks-related injuries,” said Dr. Paul Biddinger, director of operations for emergency services at Massachusetts General Hospital. “It’s important to remember that some things that seem really harmless, like sparklers, can actually be quite dangerous.”

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