ATF: Overloading of Bomb Squad Container Caused Fireworks Explosion in South LA Neighborhood

Overloading of a containment vessel used by the LAPD bomb squad to destroy illegal fireworks was the cause of a late June explosion that rattled a South Los Angeles neighborhood and left 17 people injured, according to a federal report.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms report released Tuesday found the chamber designed to contain the powerful detonation was inadvertently overloaded with explosives found days before the Fourth of July in a home in the 700 block of East 27th Street. The resulting explosion shattered windows and cast debris throughout the neighborhood, displacing some residents..

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Source: NBC Los Angeles