Florida Property Owners Asked to Vacate Homes Built on Bomb Range

October 18, 2007

Some in an Orlando-area neighborhood are being asked to leave their homes as crews search for explosives.

The homes and a middle school were built on a former Army bombing range. No one knew until July, when the Army Corps of Engineers held a public meeting.

So far, at least five pieces of live World War II-era ammunition and artillery have been found and detonated on ranchland. No one has been injured, but homeowners are upset there could be bombs on their property.

Lennar Homes asked residents of its subdivision to leave between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while the search continues.

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