BALTIMORE — Much to the annoyance of city residents, summertime fireworks are here to stay. Despite constant calls to police, fireworks continue to light up the night sky as late as 4 a.m.
"The only time it’s quiet is during the day," said one military veteran.
The military vet asked that we not show her face or share her name because of the illegal activity in her Pigtown neighborhood.
"When you hear it you don’t know if someone is actually shooting or if it’s the fireworks," said the vet. "So it gets quite annoying sometimes. Sometimes you want to hit the floor, sometimes you want to see the fireworks. You don’t know which one to do."
Cell phone video shot near South Carey and Hollins Streets shows what people are dealing with. In the middle of the road a group of individuals are seen setting off fireworks.
"I wish they'd please stop," said Sharion White. "Have consideration for someone else that doesn’t wanna hear that noise all the time. It’s been annoying."
White lives on the city's east side. She says the fireworks start in her neighborhood around 11 p.m. and don't stop until 2 a.m. She says it keeps her up at night.
"It's really inconsiderate," she said.
Despite calls to 911 and fireworks being illegal in the state of Maryland, the late night displays continue.
"It’s pretty when it goes up but still it’s getting to be too much," said White.
Other people who spoke to WMAR-2 NEWS off camera say they don't mind the fireworks as long as it's done safely and that they're properly disposed of.