Fireworks experts share safety tips for New Year's Eve

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GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB) - We’re less than 24 hours away from the last day of 2017. And for most people, it's not a New Year's Eve celebration without some fireworks.

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Everywhere you turn, stands have started popping up with all your favorite rockets, poppers, and shells to light the night sky.

Johnny and Stephanie Hunstberry have owned a popular fireworks stand on highway 1241 in Grant Parish for nearly 20 years.

They said there's no better way to celebrate the holiday, but first things first, always be careful when using them.

"Do not let the children do the fireworks unsupervised,” said Mrs. Hunstberry. “If it doesn't light, don't try to relight it. After you have shot something, it's best to put it in a bucket of water to make sure it has completely gone out. You know, fireworks are dangerous, you have to respect them. Have fun, but respect them."

The Huntsberrys also told us that this has actually been a slow year for fireworks sales, but they'll be open until midnight on New Year’s Eve, so there's still time to get out and get your favorite ones.

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