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Fire Marshal's Office Urging Safety This Fourth

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state fire marshal's office is asking folks to let the pros handle the fireworks this July Fourth.

Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak is encouraging Tennesseans to attend organized fireworks displays.

She said countless people are seriously injured each year when they try to handle fireworks on their own.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, far more fires are reported on July Fourth than on any other day of the year in the United States.

Two out of five of those fires are caused by fireworks.

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