Investigators in Levittown have made two arrests at a local home of an illegal fireworks seller. A fire at the home damaged two homes on Blacksmith Road. Local officials discovered bags and boxes of fireworks that lead to the fire.
A 13-year-old male, who was not named by officials, started the fire setting off fireworks in the backyard owned by Simarjit Singh. The blaze damaged Singh’s home and the home of his next-door neighbor.
Police officers responded to a call around 4:20 pm about a house fire. When the police and bomb squad concluded their investigation, they determined that the fireworks started the fire.
After the fire department put out the fire, local officials discovered a supply of illegal fireworks inside the home.
“The house caught on fire,” a police department spokeswoman said. “It looks like there was extensive damage to the house.”
Consequently, fireworks Seller, Simarjit Singh, is in custody for unlawfully storing and selling of fireworks. Singh is scheduled to face a judge on today, May 15th. The teenager is also in custody for fourth-degree arson and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The teen will make an appearance in Nassau County Family Court.
Officials have yet to confirm the relationship of the boy and Singh at this time.
In Nassau County, using fireworks carries a fine of up to $500 dollars. Selling fireworks carries a sentence of 15 days in county jail.