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Oklahoma: Most dangerous place to be on the Fourth

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ARDMORE, Okla. -- Oklahomans are being urged to use extra caution when setting off fireworks when celebrating Independence Day.

According to a study by ASecureLife, Oklahoma is the most dangerous state during the Fourth of July due to a high wildfire risk and traffic fatality rates.

Fireworks, when misused, can trigger wildfires.

Daisy Borders sells fireworks. She said she makes sure her customers are aware of the potential for danger.

"We always kind of advise parents what's safe for kids and what's not safe for kids," she said. "Like these Roman candles... they're a little bit more dangerous for people to hold."

Most fireworks stands in Oklahoma will be open through July 5. In Ardmore and many other communities, it is illegal to set off fireworks within city limits.

ASecureLife ranks Texas as the 16th most dangerous state on the Independence Day holiday.

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