Confiscated fireworks headed to burn plant

Confiscated fireworks headed to burn plant


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Ever wonder what happens with all the illegal fireworks the police or fire departments confiscated from your front lawn? In Davis County, they go to the burn plant.

Ogden Deputy Fire Chief Chad Tucker rummaged through a box filled with bottle rockets, Roman candles, even a 2-inch mortar that shoots 200 feet in the air.

"I'm sure they sell them across the state line somewhere, but you can't buy them in the state of Utah," Tucker said.

After the box is checked out, it will all be taken to the Davis County burn plant and incinerated. "I've never been able to stand there during the incineration, but it must be a pretty good show," Tucker said.

The deputy fire chief says it's a shame folks bought so many illegal fireworks only to have them confiscated.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

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