PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve uncovered an illegal fireworks factory in a Plymouth home.

Federal, state and local officers raided Robert Rinaldi’s house on Sandy Pond Road Monday night.

They recovered six improvised explosive devices, a box truck full of homemade fireworks, black powder, chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of fireworks.

Investigators say there were enough explosives to destroy the house.

The 58-year-old Rinaldi was badly burned and thrown from his trailer home when explosives he used to make illegal fireworks exploded in the early 1990s.

Jennifer Mieth of the State Fire Marshal’s Office says Rinaldi has not been arrested, but investigators are working to determine what charges could be filed against him.

A phone call placed to Rinaldi’s home for comment went unanswered.

AP-ES-04-08-08 1647EDT


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