Fourth of July safety measures to follow this holiday weekend

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Safety is top of mind as we move into the holiday weekend.

Whether you’re shooting fireworks off yourself or going to a fireworks shows this year, experts have some tips to stay safe.

“Make sure you know where these fireworks are going, that you are shooting them off correctly and not directed at your neighbor’s house or towards the woods and if something happens please contact the fire department and we can answer any questions,” said Mike Mixon, Mount Pleasant Fire Chief.

Mixon also said to never put used fireworks directly in the trash because they can catch on fire. The best thing to do is let them sit on your driveway overnight or in a metal bucket filled with water.

Dr. Noelle Jennings with Roper St. Francis recommends wearing closed toed shoes, as “a lot of children have burned from feet from sparklers falling onto their feet.”

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