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Deputies seize 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in home's garage

Deputies seize 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in home's garage
Illegal fireworks seized by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from a residential garage in the San Gabriel Valley. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies seized 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks stashed in a residential garage in the San Gabriel Valley, authorities said Thursday.

The department said patrol deputies from the Industry sheriff's station's violent crime enforcement team saw three men setting off what appeared to be illegal fireworks in the street in the 1400 block of Sandia Avenue in unincorporated West Puente Valley.

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The deputies then saw an open garage containing what appeared to be many boxes of illegal fireworks.

After getting a search warrant, they seized the fireworks and arrested the three men. The department said it was not yet releasing the names of the suspects because the investigation was continuing.

The county fire department carted off the fireworks.

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