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Citrus Heights man arrested after bomb squad blows up suspicious material

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.

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.