Dynamite found in Quesnel city dump

RCMP explosive unit called in to detonate dynamite left at Quesnel city dump.

  • Oct. 8, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, the Quesnel RCMP received a report that a small quantity of dynamite was located in the city landfill located at 840 Carson Pit Road.

The area was secured and the RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit was called in from the Lower Mainland to assist.

Members of the RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit attended the area and located several sticks of dynamite in good condition. At approximately 9:30 p.m. the same day, the RCMP’s Explosive Device Unit rendered the explosives safe by use of high explosive.

The sound generated by the explosion was heard out to the Barkerville Highway and south of Quesnel.

The RCMP would like to remind the public that if anyone encounters suspected explosive material, they should leave it in place, remain at a safe distance and report it to the RCMP immediately.


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