Feb 16, 2014 1:46 PM
UPDATE: 2:54 p.m. Officials have told Action News Now that they have deemed the burning of the home at 9021 Chaparral Drive a success. The home was burned with no collateral damage to neighboring homes or other parts of the property, including a shed and vehicles. There were also no known injuries resulting from the burn.
UPDATE: 1:00 p.m. The smoke plume at 9021 Chaparral Drive has died down and smoke is hardly visible from the street.
A few loud booms were heard during the burning, but it is unknown what caused the noise at this time.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. the mobile home west of Redding, with over 60 pounds of explosives and explosive precursor materials was successfully ignited by authorities.
Allied agency personnel, including fire, Law Enforcement, Haz-Mat, Fire Rescue, Public Health, Air Quality, and weather monitoring experts are all monitoring the situation.
The incident began Thursday February 6th around 4 p.m. when emergency personnel responded to reports of an explosion at 9021 Chaparral Drive. Responding personnel found 63-year-old D Ray East had blown his hand off after attempting to make rocket fuel.