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Mass. still the region’s fireworks holdout

With Maine becoming the fifth New England state to ­legalize the sale of fireworks, Massachusetts residents are flocking across state lines to buy what they cannot get at home, driving heavy sales and sparking worries about fire and injury.

Massachusetts Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said that in the past three days two fireworks-­related fires were ­reported and that he anticipates July Fourth will be one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters and paramedics.

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