By MARLO BARNHART
Fireworks can be purchased over the Internet this year, a source of worry for Maryland fire marshals as the Independence Day holiday approaches.
"Most of the fireworks companies doing business on the Internet have been selling by catalog for years,'' said Faron Young, a spokesman for the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.
The idea of illegal fireworks coming into Maryland by way of the U.S. Postal Service or private mail carriers concerns fire marshals, who already have to contend with neighboring states with weaker laws.