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Should New Mexico Ban Fireworks for the upcoming July 4th Holiday?

Should New Mexico Ban Fireworks for the upcoming July 4th Holiday?

New Mexico have had its share of wildfires for this season.  

With the blistering temperatures across the state...I think now is the time to put a statewide ban on all fireworks. It is a very tough call for our decision-makers, but a prudent one.

This is not intended to dampen the holiday spirits, but let's take a closer look:

Triple-digits temperature across the state

Low Humidity

No Sign of rain anywhere

Vegetation all across the state is quite plentiful to start a fire

Public Safety should be Priority One 


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Comment balloon 8 commentsC. Lloyd McKenzie • June 24 2011 02:31AM


Safety FIRST! and personally it's so much fun watching the fireworks done by professionals........ ;)

Posted by Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) over 7 years ago

Hi Lloyd.

I think all but the "pyrotechnic professionals" should be banned. here we have had way too many fires. Just ask Ruidoso if they want fireworks banned. They already did.


Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 7 years ago

Good Morning C Lloyd, from my experience living in New Mexico most of my life, my answer is yes.  There were too many forest fires in steep terrain in Northern New Mexico that were started by fireworks.


Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) over 7 years ago

Hi C. Lloyd,

I agree with you as Texas has the same issues and we in Texas need to ban fireworks this year no matter how much it hurts. We have had numerous wild fires break out on the outskirts of Houston and way too close to highly populated areas. I am glad you are bringing up this issue.. Thanks for the post..

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

C. Lloyd,

                I live in Ft Bend County and last week the powers to be at the county level banned Fireworks for the 4th of July in the city of Sugar Land and in the unicorparated areas of the county. I am so glad our officials took a stand early. Hope New Mexico officials put a stop to fireworks this year soon!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 7 years ago

I know 4th of July is such a tradition for the kids and adults alike to see fireworks, but we are SO dry and dusty, not sure if it is really a good idea!    Look what is happening in AZ and in NM!    We have had our share of fires, and it can be very destructive!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

We struggle with this decision in Arizona too -- although they just legalized certain forms of fireworks here for the public!?

Posted by Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona (DPR Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them very much.  In the future, I will endeavor to respond to them in a more timely fashion. 


Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 6 years ago