The discovery of possible military ordnance in a Mira Mesa home prompted the evacuation of a half-dozen residences in the neighborhood while authorities investigated.
The potentially explosive or incendiary materials were found in a cluttered house in the 10900 block of Avenida del Gato and the bomb squad was called to the scene around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the San Diego Fire- Rescue Department.
Police cleared everyone out of six homes on the street and called in a bomb squad, SDFRD spokesman Jose Ysea said.
None of the items in the home proved hazardous, fire officials said. The 14 adults and one child who were evacuated from the nearby homes were allowed to return around 6:30 p.m.
The contents of the house included several hundred rounds of ammunition and at least a dozen military ordnance left behind by a deceased relative of the family, said Capt. Jeff Ring, commander of the SDFRD bomb squad.
“We found approximately a dozen of several different types of ordnance,” Ring said. “There were mortar rounds, shoulder rocket launch-type shells and various handgun ammunition.”
By 8 p.m., bomb squad personnel and firefighters had cleared from the scene.
Updated at 2:40 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
–City News Service
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