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HAPPY VALLEY, Calif - The Shasta County Sheriff's Bomb Squad continued to work on Sunday on their plan to burn down a structure in Happy Valley containing dangerous explosives to the area.

Posted: Mar 4, 2018 5:55 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2018 12:46 PM

UPDATE- 12:42 p.m. Monday 

In the Shasta County community of Happy Valley a school is closed, and residents are once again evacuated.

As the fire department blows up all the remaining explosives found at a property located on Happy Valley Road.

Action News Now reporter Spencer Joseph was live with the latest.

Sheriffs started this burn early about an hour before they had planned too.

The reason for that is to try and get people back to their homes as quickly as possible.

He did hear a few small pops from this distance that could have been a few left over explosives but, according to the bomb squad this fire will destroy the over 150 to 200 pounds of explosives left at the site.

Now they are expecting the fire to smolder for another few hours before they fully put it out.

This area is still evacuated and the roads are closed at this time to residents.

Spencer will be live all afternoon to bring you the very latest in Happy Valley.

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UPDATE - 5:15 a.m. Monday 

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office, will be moving forward with the plan to set fire to the structure at 5747 Happy Valley Road in Anderson on Monday morning. 

Burning the building and its contents will safely neutralize the 150-200 pounds of explosives that remain at that location. The destruction of the site is set to occur at 12:00 pm on Monday, March 5, 2018.

As a result, precautionary evacuations will be necessary.

Anyone that had been affected by evacuation requirements on February 27, 2018 can expect to be required to evacuate again.

Happy Valley Elementary School will also be out of session that day as a cautionary measure.

Evacuations will begin at approximately 8:00 am on March 5, 2018 and will be lifted as soon as officials confirm the explosives and site are rendered safe.

Road closures will be at the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Palm Avenue and Happy Valley Road and Flowers Lane.

Residents inside the evacuation zone will be allowed to leave but may not re-enter until the evacuation order has been lifted. Please prepare to take anything with you that you will need for the entire day.

The American Red Cross evacuation center will be at the Happy Valley Community Center located at 5400 Happy Valley Rd, which will be marked with Red Cross signage.

Residents can also sign up for the community notification system by visiting www.shascom911.com and clicking on the CodeRED icon at the bottom of the page.

The community notification system will be utilized to help keep residents in the evacuation zone updated.

On February 28, 2018, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, as the Director of Emergency Services, executed a Proclamation declaring a Local Emergency due to the clear and present danger the explosives pose to the public.

This proclamation will be presented to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors March 6, 2018 for ratification.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their continued patience and cooperation throughout this process.

HAPPY VALLEY, Calif - The Shasta County Sheriff's Bomb Squad continued to work on Sunday on their plan to burn down a structure in Happy Valley containing dangerous explosives to the area.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is finishing preparations for their plan on Monday to set fire to the structure at 5747 Happy Valley Road, in Anderson.

Burning the building and its contents will safely neutralize the 150 to 200 pounds of explosives that remain at that location.

Crews have been on hand for the past three days prepping for this to happen as well as removing dangerous objects such as propane tanks from the site to make sure it is safe.

Members of the Shasta County Bomb squad have also been detonating the explosives that could not be set on fire over the last few days.

Some of those looked like the footage from Tuesday when the original contents were found.

The destruction of the site is set to occur at noon Monday as a result, the same precautionary evacuations as the first time will be happening Monday.

The evacuations will start at 8 Monday morning and as a result, all of the schools in the area will be closed.

The American Red Cross will have an evacuation center set up nearby for residents to go during the burn and roads will be closed going in and out of the area.

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