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, 9 months ago

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

somedude20 6 years, 9 months ago

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

Tristan Moody 6 years, 9 months ago

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

2GenLtown 6 years, 9 months ago

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

gphawk89 6 years, 9 months ago

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

dogsandcats 6 years, 9 months ago

Explosions cause loud noises? Who knew?

Scott Morgan 6 years, 9 months ago

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

isoscelesnewton 6 years, 9 months ago

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

verity 6 years, 9 months ago

I'm betting it will cause another power outage.

persevering_gal 6 years, 9 months ago

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

RoeDapple 6 years, 9 months ago

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

pace 6 years, 9 months ago

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

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