Firefighters' chili cookoff gets canned

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - November 19, 2010

Health officials in the New York City suburb of Rockland County told volunteer firefighters they would need a permit for their annual fundraiser.

But the Health Department won't issue a permit, because the chili was being made in more than 30 home kitchens.

The firefighters' own ads got them into trouble.

A health inspector looked into the chili cook-off after seeing publicity about it.

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