The Las Cruces Fire Department reminds residents to avoid purchasing illegal fireworks.

Fireworks are already on sale through July 6th in Las Cruces, NM and the Las Cruces Fire Department is reminding residents to use with caution and avoid purchasing illegal fireworks this season.

This 4th of July fireworks are allowed to be purchased and discharged in Las Cruces include ground and hand-held sparkling and smoking devices such as:

  • Cone fountains
  • Crackling devices
  • Cylindrical fountains
  • Flitter sparklers
  • Illuminating torches
  • Smoke devices and wheels

Fireworks prohibited for possession, sale or use in Las Cruces include aerial and ground audible devices such as:

  • Aerial spinners
  • Helicopters
  • Mines
  • Missile-type rockets
  • Roman candles
  • Shells
  • Stick-type rockets
  • Chasers
  • Firecrackers

The Las Cruces fire and police departments will have increased patrols to target, issue citations and confiscate illegal fireworks. Also, anyone who witnesses the use of illegal fireworks should call (575) 526-0795 or for an emergency call 911 immediately.