Homes evacuated as authorities discover large cache of illegal fireworks in Azusa.

Azusa police assumed the investigation with assistance from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s bomb squad.

Authorities confiscated more than 1800 pounds of illegal fireworks from a van parked at the home.

More than 1700 pounds of explosives were found in a storage unit in a remote part of the county earlier in the day.

Additionally, equipment used for making explosives were also found inside the home.

The LASD bomb squad planned to move the fireworks to a safe location for detonation.

Residents were told they would need to evacuate and could not return home for several hour.

Police took one person into custody at the scene in connection with the illegal fireworks.