Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Council Douses Fireworks in City.(Journal North)

Byline: John T. Huddy Journal Staff Writer

Fire Officials: Move Critical in Drought

No fireworks in Santa Fe.

That statement was made clear by the City Council on Wednesday with the passage of a resolution that bans the flickering, exploding and rocketing Fourth of July standards during times of "severe and extreme drought" locally.

The city's move follows similar action by the Santa Fe County Commission.

While fireworks enthusiasts will likely be unhappy with the ban, city leaders and fire department officials maintain it's critical during the city's drought.

Currently, Santa Fe is in a Stage 2 drought restriction, which limits outdoor watering, landscaping and car washing. …

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