The Albuquerque Fireplace Division responded to almost 30 fires on July 4th

Ryan Laughlin

Updated: July 05, 2021 5:17 PM

Created: July 05, 2021 3:54 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Illegal fireworks caused concern in Albuquerque on July 4, keeping firefighters busy.

“We’re doing our best to respond to these illegal fireworks calls, but it really is – our front line fire departments are really meant to respond to these distress calls and those calls of fire,” said Lt. Tom Ruiz, Albuquerque Fire Rescue Public Information Officer.

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