Upside, at least the taxpayers whose homes LAPD destroyed are going to get to buy the cops a fancy new truck!
The explosion occurred after the LAPD had seized over 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks from a nearby home. Ten pounds of the illegal fireworks were placed in a specialized armored truck designed for controlled detonations. The explosion flipped cars and shattered windows across a two-block radius. There's no word on exactly how many homes were damaged. About 12 homes are under mandatory evacuation.
I also like how before LAPD blew up a neighborhood they were "fireworks" but afterward they were "improvised explosive devices".