New Paltz fire chief warns fireworks could cause fires

Despite the stir-craziness no doubt resulting from a planetary pandemic, chief Cory Wirthmann of the New Paltz Fire Department is still worried about what could happen if the ban on open fires is ignored. He was reached for comment after expressing concern over illegal fireworks that were set off in town last week, which could also ignite brush during the relatively arid conditions this time of year . . .

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