It's Independence Day, and Americans will of course celebrate by watching and using fireworks. As always, there are safety concerns.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

Fireworks and Independence Day go hand-in-hand it seems. Some say the tradition began as a reminder of the bombs bursting in air as we watched over the ramparts. But fireworks can cause injury, even death. That's why fire chiefs like North Spartanburg, South Carolina's Chad Perry says leave it to the adults. Even when it comes to stuff normally reserved for kids:

(Perry) "Sparklers, on the other hand, can burn up to 1200 degrees."

And don't forget your pets... Fireworks drive them nuts. Angel Cox is a humane society worker:

(Cox) "It really sets their heart rate pumping faster, their adrenaline pumping... Any other hormones."

Might be best to watch them on TV.

Eben Brown, FOX News.

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