Small explosion in garage of NW side home - Tucson News Now

Small explosion in garage of NW side home

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Regional Bomb Squad is responding to a northwest-side home after an explosion in a garage around noon today.

The Northwest Fire District responded to a 911 call from someone inside the residence near West Horizon Hills Drive and North Galaxy Road.

According to Pima County Sheriff's deputies, there was a report of an explosion in the garage and that the resident was possibly mixing chemical to make homemade exploding targets.

After firefighters left, Pima County Sheriff's deputies awaited a search warrant to look into what caused the explosion and if any threat remained.

After the homeowner was served with the warrant, the bomb squad decided to wait and send in a robot to ensure no member of the squad would be harmed by unstable substances.

There was minimal damage to property in the garage and no one was injured.

KOLD News 13's JD Wallace said he saw the bomb squad remove a container from the home where the explosion occurred. The robot used also carried something out of the home. 

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