GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad successfully disposed of WWII era flares after contractors found boxes marked explosives in Green Cove Springs Sunday.
Around 10:20 a.m., contractors working to clean up a foreclosed property discovered a semi trailer behind a vacant foreclosed home in the 4000 block of Rich Road near the fairgrounds, according to Sgt. Matt Williams, Clay County Sheriff's Office.
The contractors alerted CCSO, which in turn contacted JSO's Bomb Squad. The CCSO does not have a bomb squad unit.
The boxes contained Kinepak, a chemical used to create explosives for mining purposes. The JSO Bomb Squad also found WWII era flares, but none of the items were active.
CCSO said that the explosives could have been there for up to 50 years.
All items were disposed of properly by JSO. Nearby residents advised and given the option to evacuate, but did not, according to a Clay County Sheriff's Office press release.
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