Fourth of July News

California, Nevada Crews Scramble to Douse Blazes from Fireworks

SAN FRANCISCO — Firefighters scrambled to douse grass and structure fires sparked by illegal Fourth of July fireworks in California’s Central Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. The city of San Francisco saw at least 100 fires between 3 …

Travelers: Claims Reveal July 4 is Most Dangerous Summer Holiday for Drivers

The Fourth of July is the most dangerous of the three summer holidays for auto accidents, according to the Travelers Companies, Inc. According to the company’s personal insurance auto claim data from 2012 to 2016, there are 7 percent more …

Injuries Spark Doctors to Urge Caution When Handling Fireworks This Fourth of July

Fireworks and the Fourth of July can be a dangerous mix. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even …