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Las Cruces council to mull fireworks restrictions

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LAS CRUCES (AP) — Officials in Las Cruces will consider increased restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the City Council will consider approval of a proclamation on Monday declaring extreme or severe drought conditions.

City Fire Marshal Ted Sweetser says city ordinance gives the Las Cruces Fire Department the authority to impose restrictions on fireworks based on drought conditions.

In the next two weeks, the Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners and municipal governments in Mesilla and the city of Anthony all will consider similar resolutions.

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