Governor urges consideration of bans on fireworks sales

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is urging cities and counties across the state to consider banning retail sales of fireworks.

An order signed Monday by Lujan Grisham cites drought conditions present in much of the state and says New Mexico municipalities and counties “must do their part to reduce the fire danger.”

The order also cites fire restrictions put in place by public land management agencies such as the state forester, the National Park Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

According to the governor’s order, it doesn’t affect municipal July Fourth fireworks displays.

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