Festive fun or future inferno? LAFD says leave fireworks to the pro's this July 4th.
It's the day before the Fourth of July and police are at the climax of a crackdown on illegal fireworks in L.A. County. Tuesday morning brought word of a massive stash of explosives found in East L.A. Anyone living on the densely populated and shrubbery filled 700 block of South Kern Avenue should feel a little more at ease lighting a match. Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputies seized 2 tons of explosives from a shop there on Monday.
According to the sheriff's department, 34-year old Victor Nolasco, of East Los Angeles, was cited and released for possession of illegal fireworks. The property owner is also being investigated.
That 2-ton bust brings the total weight of fireworks seized this week by the L.A. Sheriff's Department to 20,000 lbs.
Meanwhile, flashes and bangs continue to be seen and heard around the city. As of yet, we have no known fireworks related injuries reported.
Looking for a place to view (legal!) fireworks Wednesday night? Check out our handy map of public fireworks in L.A.