Tag: fireworks

Carnage Left Behind After Horses Struck on Westgate

Weslaco (KFXV) — The accident happened on Westgate and Milano. Both horses were hit and left for dead, with Teo Martinez known as the “Hidalgo County Cowboy” cleaning up what was left behind. Martinez says the horses were both around 700 pounds with one ending up under a truck. A helicopter combing the skies as traffic was at a stand still on Expressway 83, police and several ambulances arrived at the scene – the incident provoking a series of other accidents that caused no injuries. Investigators says three vehicles crashed into the two horses, one of them giving birth...

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Texas Officials Enforce Firework Stand Regulations

The laws to buy and ignite fireworks are strict, but they also apply to those selling them. I spoke with a woman who supervises eight different firework stands here in the valley, who says it’s all about being prepared. “We have to have it accessible if there is a fire.” Ana Perales has been working in the firework business for 18 years. “You pull out the pin, and then press the lever.” Although she says the best way to learn is through experience–in her line of work, it pays to be prepared. “There’s an entrance and an exit… A...

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County Authorities Promoting Firework Safety

We’re just a few days away from New Year’s Eve, but before you light your bottle rockets and firecrackers–make sure you’re doing so safety. County officials are urging residents: before you discharge any fireworks, take a look at your surroundings. “We don’t want anyone using them by open fields, brushy areas… We do ask that everyone extinguish their fireworks properly, to have an adult present at all times, and just use general safety within the area that you’re using them.” Remember, you must be outside city limits to discharge fireworks. If you are caught lighting them within city limits,...

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County Officials Warn Of Dangers When Playing With Fireworks

A tradition within many families this holiday season is the thrill of having fireworks. But with all the excitement, it’s easy to forget about taking the right precautions. Emma Barrera has more in tonight’s Fox 2 Special Report. With Christmas and New Year’s, fireworks are one of the most popular attractions, but when not handled carefully, these can be very dangerous. Fireworks stands opened their doors on December 20th and like each and every year, the young and old head out to purchase the stunning illuminations. However with all the fun you may have, it’s still important to practice...

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Firework Safety is no Joking Matter

Speaking of the July 4th holiday, igniting fireworks is a pretty customary way to celebrate America’s independence. But knowing how and where to use them is the key to safely enjoy the holiday. Whether you’re lighting sparklers or full-blown fireworks, a fun celebration starts with safety. After lighting a firework, one should immediately keep a safe distance. The improper use of pyrotechnics can cause home fires and severe injuries. For Samantha Guevara lightning fireworks is a fun family activity, however they don’t let their son Jonah handle the flammable products. Angelica Martinez lets her children play with fireworks, but...

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