Material believed to be potentially explosive at a Citrus Heights home was detonated overnight for safety.
The incident, that ended with the arrest of a man on three charges, began about 6 p.m. Wednesday when Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters responded to a home in the 7500 block of Peachtree Avenue.
Once a kitchen fire at the home was put out, firefighters noticed several containers of what they considered “suspicious material,” according to a police press release. Officers arrived and deemed the material unstable and potentially explosive.
Several nearby residences were evacuated, while other neighbors were asked to stay inside as a precaution. The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department bomb disposal team arrived and it was confirmed that the material was explosive.
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The material was rendered safe early Thursday morning with three controlled detonations.
Police arrested Cale Robert Crase, 25, on suspicion of possession of a destructive device, possession of ingredients to make a destructive device and possession of a firearm silencer. His bail was set at $500,000.