1 Hurt, 2 Arrested For Illegal Fireworks Operation
Illegal fireworks operation discovered at Wyoming, Minn., home
Photo by KSTP's Steve Tellier
A medical call lands two men in jail after Wyoming police discovered an illegal fireworks operation Saturday.
Police responded to the call around noon at 7002 Lake Blvd.
One man suffered first degree burns to his arms, hands and face. He was sent to Regions Burn Unit with non-life threatening injuries. He could be facing charges, police said.
According to investigators there was a small explosion in the home due to the manufacturing of illegal mortar-style fireworks in the garage. Two to three of these types of fireworks were discovered during a search warrant. The fireworks were dismantled and seized.
Two men were arrested for manufacturing illegal fireworks, which is a felony if convicted. Their names have not been released.
ATF, St. Paul Bomb Squad, Regional Hazmat, Wyoming Police and Chisago County Sheriff assisted on the call.