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Explosives found hidden in garden shed of area home

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Courtesy Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Courtesy Washburn County Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Courtesy Washburn County Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Courtesy Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

Birchwood (WQOW) - A potentially explosive discovery was made at a home on Main Street in Birchwood.

Washburn County deputies say 60 pounds of high explosives were found hidden under the floor boards of a garden shed Monday afternoon. The owner recently passed away and the executor of the estate found the explosives after an estate sale.

Nearby homes were evacuated as a bomb squad moved the explosives to a gravel pit and detonated them.

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