Albuquerque Fire Marshal patrols firework sales

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Fire Marshal showed KRQE News 13 how crews are making sure firework vendors are selling only legal fireworks.

Crews went from tent to tent across the city checking for violators.

The fire marshal says all you have to do is check the labels. If it says “caution,” it’s legal, but if it says “warning” it is illegal.

If caught with setting off illegal fireworks, the owner will have to face a judge, pay a $500 fine and face up to 90 days in jail. There is a hotline number set up from Friday, July 3, until Sunday, July 5, to report illegal fireworks.

Even with recent rain, fire officials say wildfires are always a concern on the Fourth of July.

To learn more, go to the city’s page on firework safety. 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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