Archive for Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Explosives to be disposed of this afternoon, may produce loud explosions across eastern Douglas County

July 12, 2011


Eastern Douglas County residents can expect to hear three loud blasts between 1 and 2 this afternoon.

Ken Keiter, a fire inspector in Johnson County, said a company would be disposing of explosives at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition plant, near De Soto.

"They'll likely be loud," he said.

Local fire crews will monitor the blasts, but Keiter said the noise should be the only effect of the blast.

The blasts are also expected to be audible in western Johnson County as well.


Andini 6 years ago

I'll be eating Chipotle for lunch so expect the same in west Lawrence.

somedude20 6 years ago

be careful as the world knows that Chipotle gives you bloody diarrhea

Tristan Moody 6 years ago

Don't tell me you don't use Chipotlaway!

2GenLtown 6 years ago

Really? You must have a stomach made of V tissue.

gphawk89 6 years ago

Beautiful day for a peaceful afternoon stroll through the Sunflower Nature Park...... Booooomm!!!

dogsandcats 6 years ago

Explosions cause loud noises? Who knew?

Scott Morgan 6 years ago

ahhhhhh perfect, charlie alpha niner, fire when ready, fire for effect, fire at will over........

isoscelesnewton 6 years ago

I heard the explosion and I'm down in Ottawa...

verity 6 years ago

I'm betting it will cause another power outage.

persevering_gal 6 years ago

Only "birds" cause power outages here in Lawrence according to Westar Energy.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

Nothing smells as good as cordite in the afternoon . . .

pace 6 years ago

Where did the explosives come from and what kind are they?

beeshlii 6 years ago

agent orange, expect side effects.

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