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Officials Will Burn Down Giant Home 'Bomb Factory' In California

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The Los Angeles Times reports that Sheriff Bill Gore said at a town hall meeting last night "that burning the house is the only safe way to rid the neighborhood of the explosive materials." Officials are planning to burn the home between December 8-10, depending on weather conditions, and will close nearby Interstate 15 and evacuate several neighboring homes.

Among the explosives found was Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), the same type of explosive used by shoe bomber Richard Reid in 2001, underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab last Christmas, and the UPS package bombs last month.