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With the area getting ready to celebrate the new year, Amarillo Fire officials are recommending residents not to pop fireworks.

With both Potter and Randall Counties being under burn bans, a small spark can start a fire that will spread with the dry conditions the area is seeing.

Even Though there is a difference between a burn ban and a firework ban, they are still encouraging everyone to celebrate in a safer way.

Texas A&M Forest Service says if you do use fireworks or sparklers, use them in a safe area such as a long driveway and away from a potential fuel source.