Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially this time of year. But area fire chiefs say you should leave the fireworks to the professionals, noting that most are still illegal in Illinois, especially in the dry conditions the Riverbend is experiencing.
Godfrey Fire Protection District Chief Erik Kambarian. tells The Big Z it doesn't take much to start a fire in these conditions.
Click here for Kambarian's comments
All fireworks are meant to be displayed at a distance- most injuries occur when people get too close.