CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Officials in Cumberland are finalizing a deal with a private landowner for a new location for the city’s annual Independence Day fireworks display.

City Fire Marshal Lt. Shannon Adams tells The Times-News of Cumberland that officials will announce the new location as soon as paperwork is complete.

The city was forced to find a new site after learning that Constitution Park, which was renovated at the center to include an above-ground structure, no longer met fire code requirements. Those requirements mandate a certain distance from any building that would be occupied at the time of a fireworks display.

Adams says he thinks the new location will be better than the old one.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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