ATF: Parts of illegal fireworks found in St. Joseph house explosion
ST. JOSEPH (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says its investigators found components of illegal fireworks in the debris of a St. Joseph home that exploded July 4.
ATF spokesman John Ham says the evidence will be sent to an explosives laboratory for further evaluation.
St. Joseph police Capt. Jeff Wilson says a 53-year-old male was taken into custody after the explosion.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports several neighbors called 911 Tuesday morning after hearing a large explosion at the home.
Wilson said that two males and one female were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
The house walls were blown out and the roof collapsed into the structure.