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El Paso County bans aerial fireworks

El Paso County bans aerial fireworks
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 9:40pm

If the fireworks can leave the ground, it's not permitted in El Paso county and more may be banned.

County Commissioners decided in Monday's meeting to ban aerial skyrockets with sticks and missiles with find in all unincorporated areas of the County.

NewsChannel 9 spoke with Judge Veronica Escobar about the ban and she says its important because it aims to keep El Pasoans safe especially during the area's drought.

According to the Keetch-Byram Drought index, West Texas is the only part of the state in a drought and conditions are expected to get even drier.

The Judge also says in two weeks, she is planning to propose a ban on ALL kinds of fireworks because of the worsening conditions.

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