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Fireworks Blamed for Fire That Destroyed New York Apartment Building

Fireworks may have started a fire that destroyed a three-story apartment building in Yonkers, injured 12 firefighters and left six families homeless, a fire department official said Sunday. The Journal News reported that more than 100 firefighters responded to the …

Fireworks Blamed for Blaze that Damaged Roof of a Massachusetts Town Hall

Authorities are blaming misfired fireworks for starting a blaze that damaged the town hall in a Boston suburb. Firefighters in Randolph say the small fire broke out around 10 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after the town completed its annual Independence Day …

Fear of Wildfires Leads to July Fourth Fireworks Cancellations

Fire danger across much of the country has prompted cancellation of July 4 fireworks displays. In northern Arizona, Prescott’s fire chief says he’s canceling the town’s Fourth of July fireworks show as much of the Southwest deals with extreme to …

Fireworks Facts: 8 Deaths, 12,900 Injuries in 2017; $900M Sales Expected as States Ease Curbs

At least eight people lost their lives in fireworks mishaps in 2017 while another 12,900 ended up in hospital emergency rooms with injuries. The deaths in 2017 included a four-year old Wisconsin girl who died from shrapnel when a metal …

Explosion at Fireworks Manufacturer Caused by Mixing Process, Kills 2

A sheriff’s official says an explosion at a north Alabama fireworks manufacturer that killed two people happened during the fireworks mixing process. Madison County sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Chaffin said the explosion happened during the mixing process late Friday morning at …

N.H. Fire Marshal: Let Professionals Handle July 4th Fireworks

Some Fourth of July advice from the New Hampshire state fire marshal: Leave fireworks displays to the professionals. William Degnan said people often forget they are playing with explosives and each July 4th, thousands get injured. He notes that wooded …

Judge Rejects Challenge to Michigan’s Fireworks Insurance Law

A judge has rejected a challenge to the insurance requirement in Michigan’s new law expanding the sale of fireworks. Federal Judge Thomas Ludington in Bay City says he’s not going to trump the judgment of lawmakers. He says the $10 …

Michigan Fireworks Suppliers Want Fast Decision on Insurance Law

Suppliers are urging a judge to quickly consider their challenge to a new Michigan law that requires millions of dollars in liability insurance if they want to sell powerful fireworks. Bay City federal Judge Thomas Ludington has set a hearing …

Companies Sue over Michigan Fireworks Insurance Requirement

Several fireworks companies are suing over what they call Michigan’s excessive insurance requirements under a new state law. The companies filed suit on Feb. 1 in Detroit federal court seeking to overturn a requirement to obtain $10 million in liability …

Nebraska Court: Insurance Won’t Cover Fireworks Injury

A judge has ruled a Lincoln, Neb., man can’t get help from his insurance company to pay for injuries inflicted on an 80-year-old woman in a fireworks accident because it happened during a criminal act. The Lincoln Journal Star reported …