Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies say they've made an explosive discovery - a half-million dollars worth of illegal fireworks.
The fireworks were seized Monday night in a car and at a rented home in La Puente. Two men have been arrested.
Sgt. Chris Romash says deputies had been watching the home as part of an ongoing investigation when they saw a vehicle leaving, stopped it and found about $10,00 worth of illegal fireworks.
A search of the home uncovered rooms stacked with dozens of boxes of fireworks.
County fire Inspector Frederic Stowers says the fireworks could have burned several homes if they'd accidentally ignited.
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