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Craigslist ad leads to fireworks bust

June 19, 2009 12:38:31 PM PDT
A Craigslist ad led police to at least a ton of illegal fireworks in a Boyle Heights home Thursday.Investigators arrested one man after responding to an ad for fireworks online.

Police say the home was located near a high school, a middle school and a nursery school.

"This amount of fireworks, without a doubt, if detonated, would cause a potential problem for the citizens here, and we probably would have lost at least two or three houses as a result of an explosion," according to Assistant Chief John Cabala of the Alhambra Fire Department.

A special multi-agency task force was called in to haul the explosives away.

If you see illegal fireworks in your neighborhood, you're urged to call your local police department.

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