Solvang evacuations lifted after ordnance rendered safe

Apr 17, 2014 6:43 AM

SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) - Evacuees from hundreds of homes and businesses in Solvang in Central California are being allowed to return after experts removed a military ordnance found in the town's business district and have rendered it safe.

The evacuation call was issued Wednesday afternoon for up to 700 homes and businesses after the potentially explosive ordnance was found near houses.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office says the bomb squad and a bomb disposal team from Vandenberg Air Force Base cleared the ordnance shortly after midnight.

Solvang is 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles and is a tourist stop known for its Danish-themed shops and buildings.


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