How may fires a year are caused by the abuse of fireworks?

That statistic is difficult to calculate. Even though there are a number of possible ignition sources - matches, cigarette butts, sparks from an outdoor BBQ - many fires are attributed to fireworks because of the time of year.

But I'm not here to talk about incidents in the past, I'm here to talk about preventing incidents over the Fourth of July, 2000.

Remember, Safety first. If Texans follow the directions printed on the label and adhere to the common sense safety guidelines distributed by Texas Pyrotechnic Association members, they're sure to have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July.