ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The city’s health department director says it should serve as a reminder that fireworks are dangerous.

Via Twitter, Pam Walker announced Sunday that St. Louis area hospitals treated 17 fireworks-related injuries from Thursday through Saturday, including nine on the day after Independence Day alone.

Walker added that adults should keep children from potentially getting a crippling injury by keeping fireworks out of their reach.

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