The state fire marshall says Illinoisans should watch a nice fireworks display, not to create one of their own.  Most fireworks are actually illegal without proper permitting in Illinois, and Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis speaking out against do it yourself home fireworks shows.  

He says using fireworks can lead to serious injury and even death.

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Matkaitis says sparklers can reach temperatures of 1,800 degrees and can easily cause severe burns.  Anyone who wants to learn more about what fireworks are legal and illegal in Illinois can check out the link below:

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