Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July holiday and other summer celebrations, but these devices are dangerous. Fireworks burn up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit and can cause burns, lacerations, amputations and blindness. Fireworks should only be handled by professionals.

Backyard Fireworks Are Illegal In Maryland

The use of fireworks is illegal in Maryland, unless the fireworks are part of a public display for which the State Fire Marshal has granted a permit.

You cannot have a private display of fireworks at your home. All fireworks displays, regardless of location, require the proper permits and insurance. Call Baltimore County’s Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-887-4880 for information.

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Source: Laws Regulating Fireworks – Baltimore County