BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More than a dozen people were injured and 30 fires were started by fireworks over the July 4th weekend in Maryland, the state fire marshal’s office said Monday.

In total, 14 people were injured, some seriously, officials said.

The numbers are consistent with previous years.


    This should not happen. There is no reason (except to make money for the sale of fireworks) for an individual to be able to buy fireworks in Maryland. Setting off fireworks is selfish and as we can see, harmful. Even counties that have laws or regulations against fireworks find that they do not work. A statewide ban on the sale and use of fireworks is needed.

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