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NM governor urges local fireworks restrictions

June 12, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez urged local governments on Tuesday to restrict fireworks because of dry conditions and the risk of wildfires.

Martinez asked mayors and county commissioners in a letter Tuesday to take quick action this week because of a looming deadline in state law for limiting fireworks.

The governor pointed to recent wildfires, including one north of the community of Pecos and another in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. Both of those fires, however, were Login to read more

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