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Police make big fireworks seizure in Ventura County

Oxnard Police say they made a major illegal fireworks seizure.
Oxnard Police
Oxnard Police say they made a major illegal fireworks seizure.

Seizure include so-called 'mortar' fireworks which explode in the air. Fireworks are illegal everywhere in Ventura County except for in Fillmore.

Police say they’ve made a major seizure of dangerous illegal fireworks in a Ventura County neighborhood.

Oxnard Police say they received a tip someone might be selling fireworks from a home on Monet Court. After getting a search warrant, they raided the home and seized more than 100 pounds of fireworks.

It included some mortar style fireworks which shoot into the air and explode.

The only place fireworks are legal in Ventura County is in Fillmore. And, they are only the so called “Safe and Sane” fireworks which don’t fly into the air. Fireworks sold in Fillmore can only be used within the city limits.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.