Fireworks set off loud explosion in the Bronx - New York News

Fireworks set off loud explosion in the Bronx

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - An investigation is underway into an explosion that rocked the Country Club section of the Bronx late Monday night.

The blast was heard for miles and shattered windows of homes in the surrounding area.

Police say professional grade fireworks were detonated inside a box placed in a garbage can in Pelham Bay Park.

There were no injuries reported.

A flood of 911 calls and a large cloud of smoke prompted officials to issue an alert from the Office of Emergency Management that said a "loud noise possibly caused by illegal fireworks."

Police are looking for those responsible for setting off the fireworks.
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