AFD releases number of illegal fireworks reported on Fourth of July

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There are now updated numbers on just how many people in Albuquerque reported illegal fireworks during Tuesday night’s celebration.

KRQE News 13 called the Albuquerque Fire Department at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning and as of that time AFD’s Dispatch Center says they received almost 3,000 tips via the 311 app and the city’s website.

AFD issued 17 illegal fireworks citations and responded to about 80 fires.

Officials say this year’s process was efficient without the hotline and limited the amount of time spent on phones. 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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