Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fireworks Restricted in Many Areas.(Mountain View)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

Estancia Approves Temporary Ban

Fireworks bans are in place in the unincorporated parts of Torrance, Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties. But no bans have been enacted for the municipalities of Moriarty, Mountainair, Willard, Edgewood and Encino.

The Estancia Board of Trustees approved a temporary ban Tuesday because trustees questioned whether the town was within the deadline to ban fireworks.

If rains continue over the next week or so, local fire marshals in the three counties may advise their county commissions to lift the ban in time for the Fourth of July.

Torrance County Fire Marshal Shirley Whatley said the recent rains, which have measured up to 5 inches in some parts of the county, are just not enough yet. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.