HOUSTON — With more than 300 Houston firefighters quarantined because of the coronavirus, staffing is strained and officials are asking the public to avoid using fireworks.
"We will respond when called, but I also encourage citizens to help us by following health and safety protocols during the current public health crisis," Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena said in a statement. "Please wear a mask, physical distance and wash your hands. Do not use fireworks during the July 4th holiday weekend because they can cause fires and create an additional strain on our resources."
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