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Keeping The Rockets' Red Glare Where It Belongs


Firefighters probably wish the Continental Congress had declared independence in November. 

Then, at least, the chances of fireworks starting a grass fire would be limited. 

But the fireworks-heavy holiday is in dry July, and comes with frequent warnings about the safe use of legal fireworks, where they are permitted. 

The Oregon Fire Marshal's office puts out many of those warnings.  Richard Hoover from the office visits with the annual update. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.