No Independence Day Fireworks in El Paso

There is a ban on anyone using fireworks in El Paso County. Yesterday, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego issued a fireworks ban for the use and sale of fireworks. Judge Samaniego says a drought disaster declaration is also forthcoming. Additionally, he includes the COVID-19 uptick as part of the reasoning for his decision. Mayor Dee Margo also says no city-planned fireworks events are happening for Independence Day this year. He says the coronavirus emergency is reason enough to avoid public gatherings.