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Some state parks closing early on Monday

KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Some state recreation areas are closing early on New Year's Eve to keep people from shooting off fireworks there.

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says it is closing Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kekaha Kai State Park and Kiholo State Park Reserve at 5 p.m. on Monday.

DLNR Chairman William Aila Jr. said fireworks are prohibited in state parks, and the early closures are intended to keep people from trying to shoot them off in the affected areas. He says the early closures are to protect the public and natural resources in those areas.

Normal park hours are to resume on Tuesday.

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