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Four Corners fire officials warn about fireworks

Meg Hilling
June 19, 2019 06:02 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. — With fireworks going on sale statewide on June 20, fire officials in the Four Corners are stressing caution.

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"We ask that you be super, super careful,” said Marshal Brandy Vega with the Farmington Fire Department. "The difficult part is, is that everyone knows we've gotten a lot more moisture. But we are still having small fires in the area."

Despite a wet winter, the region is still very dry and fire prone, according to fire officials in Farmington.

"So as hard as it is to comprehend, the moisture helps, but it doesn't fix the problem,” Vega said.

Depending on your county and city, certain ordinances may be in place. In Farmington, any firework that has warning written on it is illegal.

"So nothing aerial, nothing really, really loud. Anything you can't control is not legal in the city. Even to possess in the city,” Vega said.

Firefighters will be going around to stands to check.

While fire officials want everyone to enjoy the fireworks, they say it’s critical that people are prepared  in case of an emergency.

"Make sure you have a water source, so you can put them out when you are done,” Vega said.

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