LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO - Firefighters and city officials in Lovington, New Mexico, say a big drought in our region is forcing them to include fireworks in their burn ban.
Fire Chief James Williams says the ban is one way to make community safer.
Right now, fountain fireworks and sparklers are still legal.
But firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles, helicopters, aerial spinners, and stick-type rockets are banned.
The city commission will revisit the drought declaration in 30 days and make a decision based on how much rain Lovington sees.