Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cops to Enforce Fireworks Ban.(Final)

Byline: Jim Ludwick Journal Staff Writer

Police will enforce a ban on many kinds of fireworks over the July 4 holiday, Mayor Martin Chavez said Tuesday.

Chavez said there will be a great fireworks display at Balloon Fiesta Park, where a community celebration is scheduled for July 4. He encouraged people to attend so they can watch fireworks safely and legally.

"We're going to have a whale of a show," he said.

According to the city attorney's office, the Albuquerque fire code bans fireworks that are louder than a paper pistol cap, shoot more than 10 feet high, or shoot beyond a circle with a 3-foot radius.

Police Chief Gilbert Gallegos said the city will try to enforce the rules. …

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