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Fireworks Destroys Library Book Drop

The Moscow Public Library hopes to reopen its outdoor book drop shortly before noon today after being temporarily closed due to damage caused by fireworks. The fire was determined Monday to have started when fireworks were placed inside in the book drop, located near the corner of North Jefferson and East Second streets, sometime Sunday night. About 49 library items were destroyed by the fire causing approximately $1,000 in damage, said George Williams, Moscow Public Library access services manager. He said the items were mostly children’s books, a few DVDs and audio books. All of the items, except for one, were owned by the library, he said. Williams said a bin inside the book drop was completely destroyed. Library staff estimate the cost to replace the bin and other parts in the book drop to be about $3,000/Yesenia Amara, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here. (Daily News photo by Geoff Crimmins)

Question: Did you see anyone do something particularly stupid w/fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend?

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