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Fireworks prohibited on BLM lands in New Mexico

Because of ongoing fire danger in many parts of the state, the Bureau of Land Management’s New Mexico State Office has issued a fire prevention order prohibiting fireworks on BLM-managed lands throughout the state.

The order went into effect Wednesday and expires Dec. 31.

“Recent moisture has not alleviated the fire danger in many parts of the state,” said acting State Director Melanie Barnes. “If you are visiting public lands to celebrate Independence Day, please leave your fireworks at home.”

A violation of this order is subject to punishment by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months or both. Anyone violating this order will be liable to the United States for damages through either an administrative process or in U.S. federal court.

For more information about this order, call Teresa Rigby at (505) 954-2256.

For more information about fire restrictions, visit on.doi.gov/35vxWdu or www.NMFireInfo.com.