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Fireworks Illegal in Parts of Doña Ana County

Fireworks Illegal in Parts of Doña Ana County

POSTED: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 9:44am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 10:58am

If your plans this Fourth of July include setting off fireworks in Doña Ana County, you could face a fine or even go to jail if you violate ordinance regulations, according to a county spokesperson.

The Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department says the following fireworks are prohibited in unincorporated parts of the county:

All aerial devices including: Aerial shell kit-reloadable tubes, Aerial spinners, Helicopters, Mines, Missile-type rockets, Multiple tube devices, Roman candles, Shells, Stick-type rockets, Chasers and Firecrackers.

Regulations regarding the safe and proper use of allowed fireworks:

1. No person shall ignite any firework within 150 feet of a fireworks retail sales location.
2. No person shall ignite any firework on state forestland, wild lands or within a bosque. 
3. No person shall ignite fireworks within a motor vehicle or throw fireworks from a motor vehicle.
4. No person shall throw ignited fireworks into or at a motor vehicle.
5. No person shall place or throw ignited fireworks at or near a person or group of people.
6.The discharge of fireworks on county roads and rights-of-way is prohibited.

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