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Published July 05, 2012, 05:51 PM

Post-holiday fireworks buyers snagging big deals

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - People are making their way out to firework stands to cash in on the after the 4th deals. Some will shoot them off this weekend. Others will store them for next year’s big celebrations.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - People are making their way out to firework stands to cash in on the after the 4th deals. Some will shoot them off this weekend. Others will store them for next year’s big celebrations.

Tami Norgard blasted off a great deal of fireworks yesterday, and with the long weekend still ahead of us she says there is still time for more celebrating.

Tami Norgard - Osgood: “Since there was the long weekend before the fourth of July we basically shot them all off and are having some friends out to our lake place, and thought we should buy some more.”

Norgard says discounted prices aren't the only benefit of shopping after the 4th.

Tami Norgard: “It's just fun. I mean, it shows us what we like, and we're going to get some of the same things we really enjoyed.”

The only thing Norgard will be saving are some sparklers to keep for nights around the campfire, but those of you looking to get a head start for next year should keep these safety tips in mind.

Kevin Brennan – Black Powder Fireworks: “Keep them away from water and keep them away from flames. They are really, really resilient as long as you take care of them.”

Kevin Brennan with Black Powder Fireworks says you should never light a firework if it doesn't look the same as it did when you stored it.

Kevin Brennan: “If this was torn and you saw stuff coming out, and if you set it down and it didn't feel solid I would not recommend lighting it, because these things are meant to withstand a kick of the shell going up and if the left side or the right side of this is compromised it could kick and fall over and start shooting at people.”

Loose fireworks should be shot off right after you buy them, but if they're still in the packaging they're typically safe.

Kevin Brennan: “Repacking stuff that’s been out of the package, the little individual things could get compromised.”

Another thing to look at is the fuse. If it is cut or too short don't risk it.

Kevin Brennan: “If the fuse is too short, I would not light it, if you can’t find the fuse, I wouldn't try to make a fuse.”

As always, keep next year’s supply away from children, and if you have any doubts it's better to be safe than sorry.

Brennan says they usually store 20% of their supply and sell it the following year, and only keep them up to two years.

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