Bomb squad responding to dynamite situation at Granby concrete plant
A bomb squad from Jefferson County is currently responding to Mountain Park Concrete in Granby to dispose of unstable dynamite, according to Lt. Dan Mayer of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
Mayer said that it is not considered an emergency situation, though the facility has been evacuated and closed, and law enforcement is cautioning residents to stay away from the building.
The concrete facility contacted the sheriff’s office at about 4:45 p.m. today and reported that four sticks of dynamite they obtained legally were leaking powder. After inspection the sheriff’s office contacted the Jefferson County Bomb Squad, which is currently en route to the facility.
The bomb squad will soak the sticks of dynamite in diesel fuel. The fuel will break down sticks, at which point they will drop them into a hole and light them on fire, according to Mayer.
Mayer said that dynamite is common in rural ranching communities, and that situations similar to today’s are relatively common as well. He also noted that Mountain Park Concrete handled the situation correctly by immediately contacting law enforcement officials.
“There’s more dynamite up here than people realize,” said Mayer. “It’s really not a huge deal.”
This is a developing story. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
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