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Fuquay-Varina woman finds dynamite in basement

Posted August 30, 2011 4:59 p.m. EDT
Updated August 30, 2011 5:04 p.m. EDT

— A Fuquay-Varina woman made an explosive discovery in her basement Tuesday afternoon.

A maintenance man doing work at the woman's home on Ballard Road found a stick of dynamite and box of blasting caps in the basement. Harnett County authorities said the explosives had been there at least a decade.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was called in to dispose of it.

The homeowner, who is elderly, was taken out of the home until the scene has been cleared by authorities. No one else in the neighborhood was evacuated.

No other information was released and no charges were expected.