With the August long weekend quickly approaching, officials from the Norfolk Fire Department know that many people will want to celebrate with fireworks.
The burn is over, and while fireworks are allowed, Norfolk’s fire prevention officer Michael Atkins says families still need to be safe.
Atkins says blazes caused by fireworks are something they deal with almost every long weekend during the summer months.
Atkins is asking people who plan on using fireworks this long weekend to ensure a safety plan is in place.
Atkins says sparklers make up a significant portion of firework-related accidents every year.