SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV)- A family clearing out the home of a deceased relative in South Sioux City, discovered over 60 pounds of explosive chemicals– forcing a bomb squad from Lincoln to come and investigate.
The South Sioux City Fire Department says that crews were sent to the 300 block of W. 18th street Saturday after receiving a call that family members found chemicals they were unsure about in the basement of their relative that recently passed away.
South Sioux Fire Chief Clint Merithew says he found a number of explosives, with dangerous energetic materials that were at least 10 years old.
The Lincoln Bomb Squad were called to the scene as well as officials from the Omaha office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Around 9 p.m. Saturday night, state law enforcement was seen taking some items out of the house in boxes.
7 homes were evacuated from the area, and have been able to return home.
Officials say the home where the explosives were found, will not be able to be re-entered to until Sunday.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV)- The Lincoln Bomb Squad were asked to come to a residence in South Sioux City, Nebraska Saturday evening.
On the South Sioux City Fire Department Facebook Page, officials say:
“Fire crews in the 300 block of W. 18th on stand-by waiting for Lincoln Bomb Squad for a house with dangerous energetic materials.
There are 7 homes evacuated from 17th to 18th west of 2nd Ave.
We should be cleared by 8p.m. if all plans go as scripted.”