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  • Seized fireworks go out with a bang

  • I was surprised to see how many fireworks Medford police seized over the Independence Day holiday. Any idea what they do with them?
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  • I was surprised to see how many fireworks Medford police seized over the Independence Day holiday. Any idea what they do with them?
    — No name given
    You're right about one thing, no name: Medford police got their hands on a lot of illegal fireworks — meaning those that fly through the air or explode.
    By their count, the agency seized 1,100 bottle rockets, 200 mortars, 219 firecrackers, 159 flaming balls, 62 rockets and 54 Roman candles on the Fourth of July, a possible record and a definite banner year.
    "It was the most we've seized in many years, perhaps ever," said Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau.
    The next step is pretty simple. The fireworks are placed in property control until the Oregon State Police bomb squad can swing by to pick them up and destroy them.
    Send questions to "Since You Asked," Mail Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; by fax to 541-776-4376; or by email to youasked@mailtribune.com. We're sorry, but the volume of questions received prevents us from answering all of them.
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