Escondido 'bomb house' - largest stash of explosives in U.S. is burning FINALLY!

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  1. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    FINALLY!!

    My son lives right near here and he said it is not that bad from where he is. He said it started out as a big mushroom and then dispersed.

    Authorities on Thursday torched a house on the outskirts of San Diego packed with the largest stash of homemade explosives and bomb-making material ever discovered in the U.S.
    Using remotely controlled explosive devices, demolition crews ignited a high-temperature blaze they hoped would incinerate the house in Escondido, Calif., without causing any explosions.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...stash_of_homemade_explosives_in_us_is_bu.html
     
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    After a final thumbs-up from meteorologists and bomb experts, authorities used a remote-controlled device Thursday morning to set fire to a house on the outskirts of Escondido containing massive amounts of bomb-making material.
    The fire was set about 10:57 a.m. upon the order of San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.
    Bomb squad specialists from local and outside authorities said a quick, hot fire should destroy the dangerous materials without explosions.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lan...-fire-to-bomb-laden-house-near-escondido.html
     
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    Video of the burn.
     

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