New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is urging local leaders to consider the viability of banning fireworks amid dangerous wildfire conditions.
The Portales News-Tribune reports Martinez sent a letter to municipalities earlier this month and said leaders should take note of the state’s high winds, dry conditions and warm temperatures as July 4th approaches.
She asked leaders to hold emergency meetings to discuss whether or not a local ban on the use of fireworks is needed in their area. News of Martinez’s letter comes as officials in a number of western states, including New Mexico are battling wildlife amid heat temperatures and dry conditions.