Fireworks, not explosives, found in Connecticut home

NEW YORK (BestGrowthStock) – A discovery on Thursday of what was feared to be bomb-making materials and explosive devices inside a Connecticut home turned out to be large illegal fireworks, authorities said.

Authorities found what they thought were explosives after responding to a call from a neighbor reporting smoke and a kitchen fire in the first-floor apartment late on Wednesday, New Haven, Conn., police said.

But upon closer inspection on Thursday, it was a small cache of M-80 and M-100 fireworks, which are illegal, police said.

The apartment was not occupied, but Christopher Clark, 26, turned himself in and was being questioned, police said.

An investigation by the FBI, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local police was continuing, police said.

The investigation prompted police to cordon off the area, a quiet neighborhood of multifamily homes in New Haven.

(Reporting by Basil Katz in New York and Ted Lorson in Connecticut; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Greg McCune)

Fireworks, not explosives, found in Connecticut home