By CBSLA Staff

HERMOSA BEACH (CBSLA) – A cache of illegal fireworks were found in a sand bunker on Hermosa Beach.

July 4, 2021. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday that the fireworks were discovered in a wooden bunker. The stash were remote-controlled.

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Sheriff’s bomb technicians safely defused them.

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There was no word on whether investigators had identified who had constructed the bunker and buried the fireworks. It was unclear if any were set off.

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Illegal fireworks has become a major issue across the Southland over the past month. Last week, an explosion occurred in a South Los Angeles neighborhood as L.A. police were attempting to safely detonate illegal fireworks which were found in a nearby home. The explosion injured 17 people and damaged several surrounding homes.