Dozens of illegal fireworks confiscated by Pittsfield police

Berkshire County

(Photo Courtesy: Pittsfield Police Department)

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police in Pittsfield are reminding residents of the dangers of illegal fireworks after a significant amount of them were confiscated from an apartment Wednesday.

According to the Pittsfield Police Department, officers were called to help the Pittsfield Fire Department Inspection Bureau Wednesday for a large amount of fireworks in an apartment building.

Police said the fireworks were confiscated and will be turned over to the State Fire Marshal for destruction. A photo posted to the police department’s Facebook shows the back of a pickup truck loaded with the fireworks.

Possession of fireworks is illegal in Massachusetts and carries a fine of up to $100. Police are encouraging residents to have a fun, but safe 4th of July.

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