Gallup citizens will again have the opportunity to legally discharge fireworks within city limits over the 4th of July holiday. Fireworks vendors will be selling fireworks between June 20th and July 6th.
As a reminder a Fireworks Permit is required to light fireworks within city limits. Permits may be purchased for a fee of $15.00 dollars from the City Clerk’s Office located at 110 W. Aztec Ave. A citation of $250.00 may be imposed for person(s) caught discharging fireworks without the required permit.
More than 15,000 fires occur annually due to the mishandling of fireworks, and these fires cause more than $30 million in property damage.
Fireworks are fun and festive, but it’s important to know how to use them safely.
Fire Safety Tips:
- Clean your yard of any unnecessary weeds or plant growth. Cut grass and keep watered. Green plants are less likely to burn.
- Clean any accumulated combustible material, and other dead growth and dispose of properly.
- Keep a garden hose connected and ready to use in case a fire starts in your yard, even if you are not using fireworks. If you do not have a garden hose to use, a bucket of water on stand-by is a good back up.
- Keep pets inside in the evening, especially on the 4th of July.
- Check your property several times during the evening if fireworks are being used in your area. Many times a fire can be detected while it is small and prevented from getting larger.
If you have any questions please contact the Gallup Fire Department Prevention Office at 505-726-5448