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Fireworks ban for unincorporated parts of Bernalillo County, New Mexico
6/13/2018 4:32:59 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Bernalillo County, NM

Start Date: 6/12/2018 - End Date: 7/11/2018
A fireworks ban took effect for the unincorporated parts of Bernalillo County when county commissioners approved the restriction on June 12. As a result, fireworks were banned in all wildland areas, including unincorporated areas east of Louisiana Blvd. to the west face of the Sandia Mountains and from San Antonio north to the Sandia Pueblo reservation; all the East Mountain area, north, south and east to the county line and portions of the unincorporated areas to include the Rio Grande bosque and wildland areas extending 1,000 feet from the outer edge of the bosque. The order prohibited the sale and use of missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners, stick-type rockets and ground audible devices. The use of ground and hand-held sparkling and smoke device type fireworks were limited to areas that were paved or barren with a readily accessible source of water. The ban took effect on June 12 and would remain effective for the next 30 days.