No Fireworks Ban This 4th Of July?
As of right now, it looks like fireworks will be allowed in unincorporated areas of El Paso over the 4th of July holiday.
Every year, based on El Paso's Keetch-Byram Drought Index rating, the city decides whether or not to allow fireworks in unincorporated areas. At this time, it doesn't look like El Paso will get a rating high enough to cause a ban. County Judge Ruben Vogt said:
because of the rain over the weekend, we will see either a very slight increase to the index or maybe even a decrease depending on how much rain we get, so I will more than likely not be issuing a disaster declaration to ban fireworks — although I will be making that official announcement Monday at Commissioners Court.” - El Paso Times
Things could change though as county commissioners have until June 25th to put a fireworks ban into place.