Tomah man arrested for illegal fireworks manufacturing

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) - A man has been arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department in connection with illegal fireworks manufacturing.

Authorities said 62-year-old Emile W. Salvo of Tomah was arrested Friday after sheriff's deputies discovered that he was illegally manufacturing fireworks.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a fire after fire personnel determined a small explosion had occurred.

The Dane County Bomb Squad determined that the area was safe.

Salvo is charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, failure to have a fireworks manufacturing license, negligent handling of burning materials, obstructing and resisting and storage of fireworks near a dwelling.

Salvo was given a signature bond in connection with his charges with conditions.

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