"Fireworks are enjoyable and exciting to watch, but each year they injure thousands of people, many of them children, and cause thousands of fires. Federal and state laws prohibit the sale of certain types of fireworks, but even those that are legal can be dangerous. For example, sparklers, which are legal in the majority of states, burn at temperatures of approximately 2,000 [degrees] F." This report, revised December 2001, provides data on the number, causes and characteristics of these fires.
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
United States Fire Administration Topical Fire Research Series (January 2001), v.1 no.7