Deputies find 60 pounds of explosives at Birchwood home

BIRCHWOOD, Wis. (WEAU)- Investigators found 60 pounds of explosives in a home in Birchwood.

The Washburn County Sheriff's Department says the explosives were found Monday afternoon in a home on Main Street that was going to have an estate sale.

30 sticks of high explosives were found in a garden shed under the floor boards.

Nearby homes were evacuated and the Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad helped safely detonate the explosives in a nearby gravel pit.

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