BEVERLY (CBS) — Beverly Police had to detonate an unexploded firework left over from the town’s Fourth of July celebration Thursday.

The firework washed up on West Beach Thursday morning, prompting the closing of West Street as well as the beach.

It was brought to a nearby airport, where police blew it up safely.

“When they get wet and then dry off can become volatile,” said Beverly police officer Mike Boccuzzi.

“It probably came from the barge. The barge is usually 100-200 yards off the water, off the beach. They go off, some of them are duds. Some of them wash up.”

In a similar incident, an unexploded firework was found on a Falmouth beach Wednesday and then safely detonated by the State Police Bomb Squad.


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