ATF: Overloading of Bomb Squad Container Caused Fireworks Explosion in South LA Neighborhood

Overloading of a containment vessel used by the LAPD bomb squad to destroy illegal fireworks was the cause of a late June explosion that rattled a South Los Angeles neighborhood and left 17 people injured, according to a federal report. Read More …

Dropping Bombs: Insight on JBLM EOD community partnership

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – With just a quick drive over to Lewis North on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one can find a rather explosive scene. That’s because it’s home to the 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion. The unit’s main purpose Read More …

Fireworks explosion that injured 17 caused by ‘human error’ from bomb squad, police say

The explosion of a Los Angeles Police Department bomb-disposal truck that injured 17 people last month was caused by “human error” after officials underestimated the weight of the fireworks that detonated, authorities said Monday. The June 30 blast came when Read More …

California: Man accused of storing 16 tons of fireworks at home, including devices that later blew up and injured 17

A California man faces federal charges after allegedly transporting tons of explosives from out of state — including devices that later exploded in a police bomb disposal truck, injuring 17 people, authorities said. Arturo Ceja III was arrested Saturday by Read More …

California: Live pipe bomb found near Sacramento County elementary school, official says

A live pipe bomb was found outside a Sacramento County elementary school Friday morning and disassembled, authorities said. A similar device was found near the campus earlier this month. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet just after Read More …

California: Pipe bomb and loaded gun found at south Sacramento elementary school

Authorities on Tuesday found a pipe bomb and a loaded homemade gun near the front office of Baker Elementary School in south Sacramento, sheriff’s officials said. The pipe bomb and the homemade gun, also known as a “zip gun,” were Read More …

California: 8 Explosive Devices Found In Stockton Home Rendered Safe

A Stockton neighborhood was evacuated Wednesday after an explosive went off in a man’s hand. At least eight homemade explosives were found inside the home on Bristol Avenue, not far from Madison Elementary and Madison Park. Natalio Ramirez stood outside Read More …

Los Angeles: Steady nerves and patience – How a bomb squad defused a box of old dynamite in Glendora

Many people store things in their basement and forget about them. It’s not often that the forgotten thing turns out to be dynamite. Such a discovery over the weekend in a Glendora basement in the 200 block of East Bennett Read More …