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Military explosives found near home on Southside

4:44 PM, Nov 9, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ten homes were evacuated in a Southside neighborhood Saturday after military mortars were discovered nearby.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, contractors were renovating a mobile home in the Southren Oaks Park neighborhood when the military devices were discovered on the ground near the home.  

JSO bomb squad responded to the 7500 block of Covewood Dr. to investigate. 

Authorities said one of the devices was not live and were working to find out if the second device was also inactive. 

A Navy explosive tactical team arrived on the scene to dispose of the devices. 

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