Shooting off fireworks is a favorite way to celebrate America's Independence Day for many, but there are plenty of precautions to take when lighting that fuse.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

Fireworks are certainly festive, but many Americans underestimate their dangers.  According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, nearly 10,000 people were injured - and at least four killed - by fireworks in 2011.  While you're celebrating the 4th of July, remember these tips:

-Always keep a hose nearby in case of any mishap.

-Don't hold your body over a lit fuse, and be sure to back away quickly.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.