PARMA, Ohio - Parma police set off illegal fireworks.
Parma safety forces along with 19 other agencies disposed of confiscated fireworks Tuesday afternoon at a landfill in Broadview Heights.
Some of the fireworks were confiscated from a home on Gettysburg Drive in Parma on July 4, 2011.
Police got an anonymous tip call that a resident was selling fireworks out of his garage.
The bomb squad confiscated nearly 150 boxes of illegal fireworks worth an estimated $5,000.
At the time, Franco Lanza, the squad commander for Parma’s bomb squad, said just a few cases of fireworks could be powerful enough to wipe out a couple houses.
With summer approaching, authorities say there are many more illegal fireworks in Northeast Ohio communities, and they are also using Tuesday’s fireworks disposal as an opportunity to spread awareness.
Anyone aware of illegal fireworks in their neighborhood should alert police.
More information can be found at: odh.ohio.gov/features/odhfeatures/fireworks.aspx .
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