Firefighters, police ask public to avoid illegal fireworks
Beth Chrum sells legal fireworks at the TNT Fireworks stand in Suisun City, Wednesday. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — When it comes to the dangers of illegal fireworks, you can't get a much better cautionary tale than what happened June 17 on Catlin Drive.
Anthony Stewart, who was allegedly manufacturing powerful illegal fireworks to sell, had one of his creations explode in his hands.
Two weeks later, he remains in critical condition in an area hospital while Fairfield police are putting together a case for the District Attorney's Office to prosecute him for suspected manufacture and possession for sale of illegal fireworks. Continue Reading