Farmington under fireworks restrictions | News
Farmington mayor, Tommy Roberts, is urging citizens to use caution when lighting fireworks during fourth of July celebrations.
“Conditions are very dry”, Roberts said, “and there is great risk to people and property associated with fire caused by illegal use of fireworks.”
Roberts also mentioned the extensive wildlife fires that are spreading across the state.
“Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been expended in fighting these fires and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to property have been incurred”, he said. “We don’t want to add to the magnitude of these already staggering consequences by using fireworks foolishly and irresponsibly.”
Citizens of Farmington are restricted to using fireworks within the city limits and only one that comply with state law. Roberts said there will be a “zero tolerance” for the use of illegal fireworks.
Even though there are restrictions, Roberts does not want to hinder the city's patriotic spirit.
“We encourage people to celebrate, but to do so lawfully”, he said. “The public fireworks display in connection with the Freedom Days events is a great opportunity for family and friends to gather in the observance of the traditions of the fourth of July. Let’s celebrate as a community, but let’s do so considerately and safely”, he concluded.