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New Mexico Governor Suzanne Martinez Calls for short of a Statewide Ban on fireworks


New Mexico Governor Suzanne Martinez Calls for short of a Statewide Ban on fireworks


Today, New Mexico's Governor Susana Martinez, appealed to residents and businesses to halt the use and sale of fireworks.  WALMART, SMITH, and ALBERTSON's stores have all taken fireworks from off their shelves.  This sould have happened a long time .  Frankly, there is no excuse for anyone to light anything outside; The situation is too volatile. Temperature is too high, humidity is too low...and there is fuel in abundance. A slight spark can prove to be very devastating.

Thus far in 2011, New Mexico has seen over 1,000 fires…with the Las Conchas fire being the one of most concerns.  It is currently 3% contained, and last reported at 92,000 acres.  This fire is very problematic.  

This is a time when Public Safety needs to be our top priority. 


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Comment balloon 10 commentsC. Lloyd McKenzie • July 01 2011 12:39AM


Lloyd, I am sorry for the tragedy that is occuring in New Mexico and Arizona.

   North Florida just got a bunch of rain, but we'll still practice Safety.  We'll take our Dixie Cannons, Flaming Thunderballs, Roman Candles, and Black Cat Rockets to the BEACH, and shoot them out over the Gulf.

  Enjoy a long and happy 4th of July weekend!



Posted by Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

You are so right, Lloyd, to put out this warning - particularly since both Canada and the US are having fireworks-oriented celebrations this weekend.  Such devastating fires - thanks for continuing to get the word out!

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) almost 8 years ago

Hi Lloyd,

Here in Carlsbad, we have a call in petition going to stop the sale of fireworks.

The vendors are still selling and no end in sight. With all the fireworks sold already. I could bet there will be a fire somewhere at some time.

Thanks for getting the word out.

Clint Mckie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) almost 8 years ago

Good Evening C Lloyd, this is good news for New Mexico. The fire season is early this year and truly 'out of hand' at this time.

Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) almost 8 years ago

Good morning Lloyd.

Every years many people do get hurt while playing with fire work...

Happy fourth of Juli.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) almost 8 years ago

Lloyd, you are right, Public Safety needs to be our top priority, sometime people enjoy the fun and forget about the danger.  Have a wonderful Independence Day weekend.

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) almost 8 years ago


             I am glad New Mexico is stopping the sale; even though Ft. Bend County has come out and banned the use of fireworks I see the stands popping out. We had one day of rain this is not enough to catch us up! I love to see fireworks but I really worry when the boys use them! I guess just being a mom!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 8 years ago


You are correct about the fireworks and they should ban them altogether. I hate to see New Mexico get burned like it has from these wildfires. All the counties around the Houston area excepy Galveston  have banned fireworks except at orgaized displays due to the potential  fire  problems.


Good luck this weekend and I hope there are no more wild fires..

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 8 years ago

It is so dry in our States, I think TX, CO and NM should all have bans, and we won't have many fires!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 8 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