BROOKLYN - Fireworks safety remains a hot topic as the Fourth of July inches closer.
Dr. Ernest Patti says this time of year brings about a lot of injuries involving children and some parents who set off fireworks illegally.
He says losing a finger or an eye happens often, and children's hair has been lit on fire from sparklers, which are also illegal.
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Dr. Patti says the best thing to do is to use common sense and steer clear of fireworks that are being set off illegally in the neighborhood.