Police Chief Michel Moore said Monday that the bomb squad miscalculated the explosive weight of the homemade fireworks when they detonated them in a chamber.
He said five bomb squad members were removed from field duty as the investigation continued.
They may face discipline.
Bomb technicians estimate the weight of the explosive and a charge to be about 16.5 pounds in a standard measurement.
Authorities who examined the remains after the explosion calculated the weight to be more than 42 pounds.
The maximum capacity of the chamber is 25 pounds.
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