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Large Stash Of Illegal Fireworks Seized From Lakewood Home

LAKEWOOD (CBSLA) – A large stash of illegal fireworks were discovered in a Lakewood home Sunday.

Large Stash Of Illegal Fireworks Seized From Lakewood Home
Illegal fireworks discovered in a home in Lakewood, Calif., on May 23, 2021. (CBSLA)

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies discovered the stash while conducting a welfare check at the residence just before 2:30 p.m.

When deputies entered the home they discovered a large amount of fireworks inside. No one was inside the home, however.

The L.A. County Fire Department hazmat team was called in to remove the fireworks. Sky2 got aerial footage of several drums of fireworks being loaded onto trucks.

There were no immediate arrests. It's unclear who lives in the home.

On the afternoon of March 16, a massive fireworks explosion occurred at a property in Ontario, sending terrified neighbors scrambling for safety. The initial explosion had the magnitude of a bomb blast, followed by a series of ensuing explosions.

Two cousins were killed on the property and three others were hurt. The blasts sent debris covering 80 properties and caused an estimated $3.2 million in damage.

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