COUNTY COMMISSION ENACTS BAN ON SALE, USE OF CERTAIN FIREWORKS

COUNTY COMMISSION ENACTS BAN ON SALE, USE OF CERTAIN FIREWORKS

Citing the danger of fire in drought conditions, the Doña Ana County Commission at the May 23 meeting unanimously enacted a ban on the sale and use of certain fireworks.
Although the commission will revisit the issue on June 13, unless the extreme drought conditions in Doña Ana County subside substantially, the fireworks ban is likely to be extended.
Affected fireworks include all missile-type projectiles guided by fins or sticks, as well as spinning fireworks that use paddles, fins or wings to fly in the air.
Many types of fireworks, including fountains, Roman candles and firecrackers are not affected by the ban.
For more information, call Public Information Officer Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229.