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Monks receive citation for illegal fireworks show

Monks were issued a citation for setting off a "treasure trove" of fireworks during a ban.


They'll likely be mindful of any future fireworks ban.


KRQE-TV reports (


http://goo.gl/ikB3oK


) that Albuquerque authorities say, among the more than a dozen citations for illegal fireworks handed out July 4th, one was given to a group of Buddhist monks.


Albuquerque Fire Department inspector Darrick Pino says the citation was written after authorities stumbled upon an audience watching a fireworks show from the Hoi Phuoc Buddhist Temple.


Pino says the monks were setting off a treasure trove of illegal fireworks, including Roman candles and mortars.


Albuquerque was under fireworks restrictions due to high fire danger.


A woman with the temple told authorities the monks don't watch TV and didn't know there was a fireworks ban.

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