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DEEP: Fireworks believed to be cause of Lovers Leap blaze

10 acres of Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford burned in a fire Friday night into Saturday.  While there is no active investigation at this point, state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Spokesman Dennis Schain says it is believed that fireworks could have sparked by blaze.  Schain says it would be difficult to track this back to a particular person or persons, but that EnCon police along with New Milford Police are keeping an ear open for any leads. 


The fire danger was listed as high, due to lack of significant rainfall, the high heat and low humidity.  Campfires and open burns are not permitted during high fire danger periods. 


Two fire fighters suffered minor injuries, one from heat exhaustion and the other a rolled ankle.  Lovers Leap was closed Saturday and Sunday.

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