El Pasoans Forgo Fireworks Ban Causing Fires Across El Paso
A drought, nor COVID 19 stops El Pasoans from following county fireworks ban over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
El Paso authorities received over 2,000 calls on Saturday, July 4th after El Pasoans ignore the fireworks ban.
Last week, El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego issued a county fireworks ban that included the popular six-mile stretch of Montana Avenue in Montana Vista where fireworks enthusiasts usually gather. The ban was set in place due to the ongoing drought conditions and the pandemic which was initiated beginning on Friday, July 3 through midnight Sunday, July 5, 2020.
The county-wide fireworks ban, however, did nothing to deter El Pasoans to pop off fireworks all weekend long.
According to KVIA, the El Paso Fire Department along with the El Paso Police Department handled over 2,100 calls on Saturday evening between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight.
The seriousness of the calls ranged from people reporting fireworks and the number of incidents related to them.
Online people shared their aggravations as fireworks were not only scarring off pets across the city but also the fires that occurred due to negligence.
The Real Fit Fam El Paso took to Instagram where it posted a montage video of the various fireworks that turned from fun to 'Oh Sh..!', real quick.
Thankfully no one was seriously injured celebrating Independence Day despite the apparent fires and accidents across the city. According to El Paso authorities, hard numbers on fireworks enforcement won’t be available until later today.
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