Firefighters Respond to Reports of Illegal Fireworks
Residents in Piney Orchard said they saw fireworks going off near Rock Elm Court.
Firefighters responded to multiple reports of fireworks going off in a quiet section of Piney Orchard on Sunday evening.
Residents reported that they saw fireworks set off at about 7:30 p.m. in the area of Rock Elm Court, not far from Stream Valley Drive.
According to Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, firefighters responded immediately and found a small fire but were able to extinguish it quickly.
There was not enough information at the scene to start an investigation into the incident, Swindle said. But he cautioned that such use of fireworks is illegal and unsafe.
County rules require anyone shooting off fireworks to obtain a permit. Furthermore, they must be certified and a site inspection must be performed.
Did you see the fireworks going off Sunday?