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San Mateo Police Detonate Volatile Materials Stored In Home

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San Mateo Police were called to this home after old, volatile chemicals were found on December 19, 2012. A bomb squad detonated the chemicals in the front yard. (CBS)

San Mateo Police were called to this home after old, volatile chemicals were found on December 19, 2012. A bomb squad detonated the chemicals in the front yard. (CBS)

SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – Police and fire officials detonated volatile materials found stored in a San Mateo home Wednesday, police said.

Around 4:30 p.m., a resident reported finding volatile materials stored in their home in the 400 block of Parrott Drive.

Police concluded that the materials were not stable to move without the potential of explosion and evacuated the block while warning other residents to shelter in place.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad also arrived, and made a controlled detonation of the material. There was a loud explosion, but no one was injured, according to police.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., police alerted residents that the materials had been disposed of. Police have not yet revealed the exact nature of the volatile materials.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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