Fireworks ban extended past Fourth of July holiday
POSTED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 8:50pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 10:30am
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — There will be no fireworks in most parts of El Paso County this Fourth of July.
Gov. Rick Perry granted County Judge Veronica Escobar's Disaster Declaration until the morning of July 5th.
El Paso County is considered to be in an extreme drought, and leaders are trying to avoid a preventable fire.
The declaration allows for the county to ban the sale, use and possession of fireworks in the unincorporated areas.
The only city that does allow fireworks is Socorro, but Gov. Perry's office says that newly-elected Mayor Jesus Ruiz will be calling a special council meeting to address sales within the city limits.
According to the City of Socorro's website, no date has yet been set.