- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Division of Fire Safety is warning people across the state about the dangers of fireworks heading into the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Under Vermont law, the possession, transportation and use of many fireworks, such as toy cannons, balloons that are propelled by explosives, firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets and Roman candles are illegal without a permit.

Items such as sparklers, snakes, party poppers, glow worms, smoke devices and others with only a small amount of explosives do not require a permit and can be purchased in many stores throughout the state.

Despite efforts to educate Vermonters about the dangers of fireworks, each year young children are injured so officials are urging adults to monitor children using fireworks.

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