Fire Officials Concerned About Fireworks Use in Coming Days 

Bangor Fire officials say although the July Fourth holiday is over, the fireworks danger isn’t.Assistant Chief Vance Tripp says he’s concerned that because of the heavy rains Saturday, many folks didn’t get to set off the fireworks they’d planned to.Tripp says there’s a good chance people could try and set off illegal fireworks this week, now that the weather’s better.Tripp’s main concern is children getting too close to fireworks.He says some of the biggest culprits are sparklers.They can burn at temperatures up to 1200 degrees, and ignite clothing quickly.Tripp reminds parents that the National Council on Fireworks Safety recommends that no children under the age of 12 handle sparklers.