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Doña Ana County to move ahead on fireworks restrictions due to dry conditions

A fireworks display lights up the night sky in this file photo.
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A fireworks display lights up the night sky in this file photo.

DOÑA ANA COUNTY, New Mexico -- One day after the City of Las Cruces imposed a partial ban on fireworks, Doña Ana County Commissioners had a public hearing Tuesday to discuss restrictions on fireworks as we head toward the 4th of July due to severe drought conditions in the region.

If adopted, the county's proclamation would ban the sale of aerial and ground audible devices and "limit the use of otherwise permissible fireworks to areas that are paved or barren or have a readily available source of water."

After the public hearing concluded, the board chairman told ABC-7 that the county “will be moving forward with a prohibition similar to that of the Las Cruces. There was an amendment to allow 'specialty' firework sellers to continue to sell to non-Doña Ana County residents for use outside of (the county).”

On Monday, the Las Cruces City Council passed its ban on fireworks.

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Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.


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