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Safety Hazards To Watch Out For Thursday

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- While the expected few thousand visitors focus their eyes on the sky, the Lansing Police Department will focus on safety.

"We are deploying over a hundred uniformed officers so we will be very visible," said Captain Daryl Green. Police also tell us not only will they increase security inside the park they'll be monitoring everything from outside the barriers as well.

It's not just the big fireworks that LPD is worried about when it comes to safety. "Last year we saw not just burns to the hands or face, but some to the hands, faces, and the body," says Dr. Timothy Hodge, Director of Emergency at Sparrow Hospital.

Dr. Hodge also says firework injuries even from smaller fireworks can do serious damage to people of any age. "A majority of the people who came in for burns last year were children," and he's even seen severe burns from fireworks geared toward kids like sparklers which burn at about 1800 degrees.

"Children should be supervised by adults. We often think of these as harmless when they're not," he says a little extra caution could save you a trip to see him.

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