VIDEO: 20,000 pounds of fireworks go up in smoke

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Bomb squads in Texas disposed of roughly 20,000 pounds of fireworks by blowing them up. (WLS)

The Midland Police Department's bomb squad aided The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in disposing a different kind of explosive -- fireworks!

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had nearly 20,000 pounds of fireworks in custody, obtained from Glasscock County. In a Facebook post, Midland Police Department claimed that the "disposal was very informative for our bomb techs who are charged with handling explosives". The whole disposal process took a little over three days.

The disposal itself was a plume of smoke with the fireworks sparks creating a starry and "mesmerizing" effect.

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