FARMINGTON — Because the U.S. Drought Monitor has placed Farmington in the severe category of drought, the city has imposed restrictions on fireworks to reduce the risk of fire by limiting potential fire sources, including fireworks, according to a press release from the city of Farmington.

City officials have urged residents to educate themselves on which fireworks are legal. The following fireworks are legal within city limits:

· Ground and hand-held sparkling and smoke devices

· Cone fountains

· Crackling devices

· Cylindrical fountains

· Flitter sparklers

· Ground spinners

· Illuminating torches

· Toy smoke devices

· Stationary wheels or wheels with a small radius

Fireworks that illegal to use or possess within city limits include aerial spinners, helicopters, mines, missile-type rockets, Roman candles, shells, stick-type rockets, chasers and firecrackers.

People who are found in possession of or who use these fireworks will be charged with petty misdemeanor and face a fine of $500, imprisonment for up to 90 days or both. The prohibited fireworks will be seized or removed at the expense of the owner.

For questions or additional information, contact Fire Marshal Robert Popa at 505-599-1439.