A boy lights a firework tube on the beach in Gulfport on New Year’s Eve 2015. With bigger, longer-lasting fireworks on the market this New Year’s, Mississippi fire officials are issuing safety warnings to head off house and brush fires that may occur with careless use of the pyrotechnics.
A boy lights a firework tube on the beach in Gulfport on New Year’s Eve 2015. With bigger, longer-lasting fireworks on the market this New Year’s, Mississippi fire officials are issuing safety warnings to head off house and brush fires that may occur with careless use of the pyrotechnics. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File
A boy lights a firework tube on the beach in Gulfport on New Year’s Eve 2015. With bigger, longer-lasting fireworks on the market this New Year’s, Mississippi fire officials are issuing safety warnings to head off house and brush fires that may occur with careless use of the pyrotechnics. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

New, bigger fireworks prompt New Year’s warnings

December 30, 2016 4:36 PM