Fireworks on sale for short time only

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Fireworks go on sale tomorrow, but you will have to get in quick.

They will only be sold for three days - from today until Guy Fawkes on November 5.

Environment Protection Authority spokesperson Andrea Eng said the sale restrictions were brought in after a high number of fires and serious injuries to people and pets a few years ago.

"We understand that the Fire Service has seen a reduction in the number of fire related incidents, and they think that this is due to the reduction in the number of days fireworks are on sale," she said.

The Environmental Protection Authority wants people to take extra caution when handling any type of firework this Guy Fawkes season.

- Newstalk ZB

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