By: Captain Jared Goff
Fire and Hazardous Materials Investigative Services
During July 3 through July 5, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fire and Hazardous Materials Investigative Services section conducted enforcement activities related to illegal fireworks.
Overall, Fire Investigators estimate between 250-300 pounds, worth approximately $4,500, of illegal/unused fireworks were seized over a total of 15 hours by eight investigators. On average, these fireworks cakes/boxes cost approximately $100-$169 each.