July 1, 2020

The annual Independence Day festivities are a popular time for fireworks and Keys Energy Services reminds its customers that power lines and utility poles can be dangerous when setting up firework displays.

KEYS recommended people carefully set up and use fireworks only in areas clear of overhead power lines and do not string fireworks on utility poles.

If using a ladder or pole to set up fireworks, keep a 10-foot clearance from power lines. Power lines are energized and can cause serious electrical shock, burn, or electrocution, according to the utility company.

If an object becomes entangled in an overhead power line, do not try to free it. Instead call KEYS at 305-295-1010 to report the problem.