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Anderson Police Department, California
Friday August 31st, 2018 :: 02:22 p.m. PDT


Shasta County Bomb Squad assists Anderson PD with Explosive Material

On August 30, 2018 at about 4:20 PM, City of Anderson Code Enforcement contacted Anderson Police Department to advise they had found a substance that was potentially old dynamite in an outbuilding on Barney Road in Anderson, CA. Anderson Police responded to the address which is near Barney Road and Marx Way. Anderson Police also contacted the Shasta County Bomb Squad who responded as well.

Team members of the bomb squad confirmed that the substance was consistent with old dynamite that had deteriorated. The dynamite was in a condition that was unstable and possibly volatile. The bomb squad team leader along with the Anderson Police and Fire Departments began developing a plan which included detonating the substance in place.

The plan included city officials obtaining a proclamation of local emergency, a limited evacuation, and road closures of the immediate area.

On August 31, 2018 at about 9:30 AM members of the Anderson Police Department, Anderson Fire Department, Shasta County Bomb Squad, CalFire, Dignity Health, California Highway Patrol (CHP), and CHP AirOps, Caltrans, Redding Fire Department, and Anderson Public Works Department began putting safety measures in place, which included the evacuation and road closures. Around 11:45 AM ShasCom launched the community notification system in the affected area to alert the public of the situation. Shortly after noon the Shasta County Bomb Squad detonated the substance. Bomb squad members and fire personnel responded to the structure to ensure there was no continuing danger to the public. Those officials determined there was no further danger from the substance.

The road closure and evacuations were only in place for about 45 minutes. We would like to thank the local businesses and residents in the area for their cooperation throughout the incident.

We would also like to extend a thank you to all the allied agencies listed above and any that were inadvertently left behind.

Questions regarding this incident can be directed to the on duty watch commander at the Anderson Police Department.

Anderson Police Department, California
2220 North St
Anderson, CA 96007

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 530-378-6600

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