The West Virginia State Fire Marshall's office is reminding everyone that any type of firework-type material is dangerous.
Even sparklers can burn hot enough to cause third degree burns.
If you do use sparklers and novelities this holiday use extreme caution; before using any legal fireworks read and follow all warning instructions.
Light all items outside in a clear area away from homes and yard debris.
Always keep a bucket of water nearby for emergencies and to douse items that fail to ignite.
Never ignite fireworks in a container and teach your children to never touch unexploded fireworks.
Fireworks permissible in West Virginia include snakes, glo-worms, smoke devices, party poppers, snappers, drop pops, string poppers wire sparklers and other sparkling devices that emit showers of sparks and sometimes a whistling effect or crackling effect while burning.