BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Office of the State Fire Marshal released Wednesday its list of approved permits for public fireworks displays.
Statewide, there are about two dozen displays on the Fourth of July weekend, down from about 90 last year, according to State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci.
“A lot less than we’ve received in many, many other years, obviously. A lot of the different jurisdictions have canceled,” Geraci said.
The City of Hagerstown is moving forward with its fireworks show at Fairgrounds Park with no food or drink vendors or entertainment.
Thursday, Geraci and other fire officials demonstrated the dangers of legal and illegal fireworks.
“We see burn injuries and eye injuries and those types of things every year,” Geraci said.
Fireworks possession is illegal in Baltimore City, Ocean City, Howard, Harford, Prince George’s, and Montgomery Counties.
Fines can be issued up to $250 per firework.