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Packers fans must leave fire pits home

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers fans planning tailgating parties must leave their portable fire pits at home.

  Ashwaubenon fire inspector Paul Hawley says tailgaters often start recreational fires in the parking lots before games at Lambeau Field.

  But fire officials in Green Bay and Ashwaubenon say that's not allowed.

  Charcoal and propane grills may be used for cooking, and UL-listed LP gas units that have been safely secured can be used for heat.

  Lt. Nick Craig of the Green Bay Fire Department says two fire marshals will patrol parking areas and ticket offenders. Fines can be as much as $676.

  The Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

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