Explosives at Fairbanks home destroyed by Troopers

Posted: Monday, February 01, 2010

FAIRBANKS - Eight blasts were heard in the Chena Ridge area of Fairbanks where authorities destroyed explosives and other hazardous materials found in a home.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports they finished the clean-up Thursday and returned the three-story modified A-frame to its owner.

Alaska state troopers discovered the explosives after a Jan. 10 explosion at the home that injured a 20-year-old resident, Dane Koponen.

Fertilizer, battery acid, ethanol and other explosives were stored in an unsafe manner.

Troopers have ruled out the possibility that it was a drug lab.

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