Alaska Authorities Detonate Explosives, 2 Homes Slightly Damaged

May 13, 2008

Alaska State Troopers say two homes in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough were damaged when explosive material found in a storage unit was removed and detonated.

The explosive material was found May 9 at McGhans’ Storage Facility in Big Lake.

Federal firearms officials, explosive ordnance disposal personnel from Fort Richardson and firefighters also responded.

The agencies decided to move the explosives to a different location and then detonate them.

Shortly after the detonation, two homeowners reported damaged windows. The two houses were about a half mile from the detonation area.

Troopers confirmed the damage and told the homeowners to contact them Monday for a further assessment.

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