By Associated Press - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BUHL, Idaho (AP) - Two bomb squads in south-central Idaho had to be called in after 47 bazooka rounds were found in an old tent trailer.

The Times-News ( ) reports that a family in Buhl discovered the 62-year-old shells while cleaning on Tuesday.

Twin Falls County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Lori Stewart says officials are unsure how long or why the shells were in the trailer.

The Twin Falls police bomb squad responded first, but officials later called in a bomb squad from the Mountain Home Air Force base to detonate the shells.

Stewart says it’s not unusual for deputies to respond to calls of abandoned weapons in Buhl. The rural region is divided among multi-generational families on large farms, making it difficult to keep track of what’s been stored for long periods of time.


Information from: The Times-News,

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