Fire Investigators Seize $4,500 Worth Of Illegal Fireworks

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.

Fireworks Seized