Pipe Bomb Found at Small Brush Fire

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
HCSO Humboldt County Sheriff's Office

On June 18, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., firefighters with the United States Forest Service (USFS) located a detonated pipe bomb while attempting to suppress a small brush fire in the area of the Ullathorne boat ramp near Orleans. Firefighters evacuated the area and notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center, advising the possibility of other pipe bombs in the area.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was dispatched to the scene and confirmed the detonated pipe bomb was no longer a threat. Deputies were unable to locate additional bombs in the area. It is unknown at this time if the detonated pipe bomb started the brush fire. The fire was successfully suppressed by USFS firefighters.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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