Sandoval County issues fireworks ban

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Sandoval County Commissioners have voted to ban fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county.

The order bans the sale and use of missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners and sparkling and smoking fireworks whether they burn on the ground or are held in a person’s hand.

The ban will remain in effect until July 9.

Violators face up to a $300 fine and even jail time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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