MIDLAND, Texas (WJBK) - Ever wonder what 20,000 lbs. of fireworks going off looks like?
A police department in western Texas recently shared video on Facebook that shows the disposal of approximately 20,000 pounds of fireworks.
Check out this mesmerizing video! MPD's bomb squad recently assisted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the disposal of approximately 20,000 pounds of seized fireworks over the course of three and a half days in Glasscock County. Odessa, Lubbock, and Amarillo's bomb squads were also there to assist.Edit: To answer some of the questions we are getting, these fireworks were seized by ATF, not MPD. This disposal was very informative for our bomb techs who are charged with handling explosives. Also, this was done during the day because it was not meant to be a fireworks show. These fireworks could not be donated since their destruction was court-ordered.Posted by Midland Police Department on Monday, March 16, 2015
The fireworks were seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and were court-ordered to be destroyed. The Midland Police Department says all those fireworks were seized in three and a half days from nearby cities. Midland, Texas is about 300 miles west of Dallas.
The police department says the disposal of the fireworks was very informative for their bomb techs. The station added that they destroyed the fireworks during the day because it "was not meant to be a fireworks show."