South LA Man Pleads Guilty In Fireworks Explosion CaseA South Los Angeles man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of illegally transporting tons of explosives, including dangerous homemade fireworks that were detonated by police in his neighborhood, leading to a massive explosion that destroyed a specially designed containment vehicle and injured 17 people.
Suspect In South LA Fireworks Explosion Expected In Court TuesdayLos Angeles police discovered about 32,000 pounds of illegal fireworks at Arturo Ceja’s home.
South LA Households Impacted By Botched Fireworks Detonation Receive $2K From CityMayor Eric Garcetti and Council member Curren Price Thursday distributed $2,000 in cash assistance to the 26 South Los Angeles households affected by the June 30 botched Los Angeles Police Department detonation of a cache of illegal fireworks.
LAPD Chief Says Weight Miscalculation Likely Led To Massive Fireworks Blast in South LALAPD Chief Michel Moore revealed that bomb squad technicians likely miscalculated the weight of the explosives that were placed in the truck.
Frank Lopez Of Santa Ana Arrested In Garden Grove Fireworks Explosion That Injured 9 People, Including Several ChildrenThe explosion from the fireworks caused windows to be blown out from an apartment complex and a vehicle, and injured a total of nine people, including five children.
Stash Of Remote-Controlled Illegal Fireworks Found In Hermosa Beach BunkerThe fireworks were discovered in a wooden bunker.
At 95th Annual AmericaFest Celebration, Organizers Put On Largest Fireworks Display West Of MississippiThis year marks the 95th AmericaFest celebration, and because of the lack of a fireworks show last year during the pandemic, organizers put on an even bigger show, the largest fireworks display west of the Mississippi.
Fire Officials Plead With Public Not To Shoot Off Illegal Fireworks For July 4Citing the risk of fire, injury and death caused by fireworks, Los Angeles area fire officials are pleading with the public to not shoot their own pyrotechnics and instead visit professional shows, which were on pause last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Neighbors Stranded And Evacuated After South LA Fireworks Explosion That Injured 17Some residents in South Los Angeles are stuck inside their homes and others are barred from coming back until at least Sunday after seventeen people were injured Wednesday evening when a planned police detonation of seized illegal fireworks ended in an explosion.
17 Injured After Planned Detonation Of Seized Illegal Fireworks Ends In ExplosionFederal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Thursday began surveying the damage and reconstructing what led to a Wednesday evening explosion in South Los Angeles that injured 17 people.
LAPD Official Confirms Some Residents Were Not Evacuated Prior To Fireworks ExplosionWhat was supposed to be a controlled detonation turned into a massive explosion which flipped cars and shattered windows across a two-block radius. Several homes also appear to have been damaged.
'It Felt Like A Really Hard Earthquake': Neighbors Shocked After 16 Injured In Botched Illegal Firework Detonation By PoliceAt least 16 people, including 10 law enforcement officers, were injured and several cars and structures were damaged Wednesday evening when police attempted to safely detonate illegal fireworks that were seized in South Los Angeles.
More Than 9 Tons Of Fireworks Seized By San Bernardino County Fire Task ForceThe task force -- which included fire department investigators from Chino Valley, Colton, Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville – seized approximately 18,725 pounds of illegal fireworks and issued 99 citations resulting $111,250 in fines during the targeted enforcement between May and June.
Los Angeles Launches Fireworks Buyback ProgramThe first fireworks buyback event will take place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Brand Park parking lot in Mission Hills.
Authorities Across Southern California Crack Down On Illegal Fireworks Ahead Of Fourth Of JulyThere was an uptick in the use of illegal fireworks throughout Southern California during the pandemic and it exploded to the top of authorities’ priorities when a huge cache being kept at an Ontario home blew up, killing two people in March.