Entertainment, Events, Health, Police/Fire

State Fire Marshal offers tips to help prevent fireworks-related fires

BALTIMORE, MD—State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci on Thursday reminded Marylanders of the dangers of fire as a result of improperly extinguished smoking materials and fireworks. ”The dry conditions we are experiencing have the potential to cause fires around dwellings, outbuildings, dry vegetation and mulch,” stated Geraci. “Many of these fires can quickly result in damage to structures and vast …


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State Fire Marshal warns of fake online fireworks poster

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal is warning Maryland residents of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and social distancing. The poster claims that Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers and limited the amount of time residents are allowed to celebrate outdoors. …


Baltimore cancels all events through August 31

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Wednesday morning announced that all public events in the city would be cancelled through August 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.ould The events that will be cancelled include  the 2020 Artscape festival as well as the Fourth of July fireworks. At Wednesday’s press conference, Mayor Young was asked if he would …

Towson Fourth of July fireworks cancelled

UPDATE: The Towson Fourth of July Parade has been cancelled as well. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Another annual tradition has been scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Towson Communities Alliance announced on Saturday that their annual Independence Day fireworks display would be cancelled this year. “Obviously, this is a big disappointment to many who enjoy the July 4th …

Fullerton 2020 Independence Day fireworks cancelled due to COVID-19

NOTTINGHAM, MD—An annual fireworks display has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fullerton Fireworks Foundation on Friday announced that their 2020 Fourth of July fireworks show would be cancelled this year. “In light of the situation we are facing locally and nationally with COVID-19, the board has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s fireworks celebration,” the …

New turf field at Perry Hall High School damaged by fireworks

PERRY HALL, MD – Police are searching for whomever may have damaged the newly-installed turf athletic field at Perry Hall High School on the Fourth of July. Reports indicate that the damage was done via the use of fireworks on the field. Photos from the scene showed used fireworks strewn about the field and scorch marks on portions of the …

Fireworks may have sparked house fire in White Marsh

UPDATE: Upon arrival, firefighters found a garage fire that had already been extinguished. Fireworks were in use at the time. Officials have not yet confirmed the cause. Original story below… —— WHITE MARSH, MD – Crews are on the scene of a Thursday night house fire in White Marsh. The fire was reported at 10:45 p.m. in the11000-block of Autumn …

State Fire Marshal warns public of the dangers of fireworks at safety demonstration

HOWARD COUNTY, MD – Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci joined Howard County Fire and EMS Chief Christine Uhlhorn on Wednesday morning, along with the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and leaders in various medical fields, to present the dangers of legal and illegal fireworks. “There were 17 fireworks-related incidents reported in Maryland last year,” said State Fire Marshal Geraci. “Prevention …