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Illegal fireworks-making operation found inside Los Feliz home

May 14, 2010 | 10:28 am

Authorities discovered an illegal fireworks-making operation inside a Los Feliz home Friday.

Fire crews went to the home in the 3400 block of Lambeth Street shortly before 5:30 a.m., and the Los Angeles Police Department evacuated some nearby homes, officials said.

A city fire department hazardous materials team and LAPD bomb squad technicians carefully removed the fireworks-making materials from inside the building.

Two people inside who may have been exposed to hazardous nitrates were taken to a hospital for treatment. Authorities expected to make arrests in connection with the illegal fireworks.

-- Richard Winton