Cameras monitoring Albuquerque's bosque ahead of 4th of July | KOB 4

Cameras monitoring Albuquerque's bosque ahead of 4th of July Web Staff
June 25, 2018 10:17 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque Fire Rescue wants people to think twice before setting off fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July.


After several small fires broke out along the Rio Grande in early June, AFR is taking extra steps to ensure the open space is safe. There are now cameras in the bosque monitoring for suspicious activity. The department also has a truck patrolling the bosque every day. And this year, they're also teaming up with the Albuquerque Police Department to spot illegal fireworks in the city.

"They're going to go out and check out firework stands, make sure they're selling legal fireworks and most importantly they're going to be looking for illegal fireworks and issue citations," said AFR Fire Chief Paul Dow.

Anyone caught with fireworks in the bosque or illegal fireworks in the City of Albuquerque could be given a $500 citation or serve up to 90 days in jail.

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