Canutillo Fireworks Stand Explodes
This happened a few days ago, apparently at the firework stand in Canutillo on Doniphan. And in case you haven't heard, fireworks in El Paso are banned this year. Because, 2020. Seriously, did you think we were going to get to do something fun this year? No. This year is basically cancelled.
On the bright side, the El Paso Locomotive are going to be in town with a home game coming up in one week from today on July 11th. You can find a complete schedule for the Locomotive HERE.
The fireworks ban here in El Paso went into effect yesterday at noon and goes through until Sunday at 11:59pm. The ban includes the sale and use of fireworks in El Paso County. I heard people in my neighborhood getting in as many fireworks as they could on Thursday. We heard some fireworks going off Thursday night, but none last night. Now the true test is going to be tonight. Are people in El Paso going to abide by the mandate of no fireworks? Probably not. I'm not trying to be pessimistic about this, I'm just being a realist.
A local vendor, Noel Baeza, didn't agree with the county ban on fireworks:
I feel like our county officials don’t really care but maybe they forgot what it’s like to be a kid and be able to celebrate the Fourth of July I know I celebrate the Fourth of July because that’s my birthday and I always have and a lot of these kids look forward to the Fourth of July and fireworks.
I'm not going to say you should or shouldn't set off fireworks this 4th of July, but what I will say is, whatever you do, do it safely please.