Authorities still investigating brush fire, discovery of landmine - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Authorities still investigating brush fire, discovery of landmine

During clean-up firefighters found what looked like a "Military Claymore mine." During clean-up firefighters found what looked like a "Military Claymore mine."

SPOKANE, Wash. - Fairchild Air Force Bases's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit has taken possession of two explosive devices found by fire crews fighting a brush fire at Liberty Park Sunday evening.

As of Monday morning fire officials believe the fire was manmade and accidental, and not a result of the devices they discovered.

Around 6:00 p.m. the Spokane Fire Department received a report of a brush fire moving into heavy brush and climbing up a hill on the south side of Liberty Park, near 5th and Denver.

Around 24 firefighters responded to the scene. They contained the fire to just the hillside and extinguished it in about 30 minutes. No structures were damaged.

During clean-up operations in a remote area of the park, crews found what looked like a "Military Claymore mine," that had just been burned. Crews immediately moved to a safe distance and alerted the Spokane Police and bomb squad.

Two bomb technicians from Fairchild Air Force Base also responded to help the Spokane Police and eventually removed the two items from the park.

No injuries were reported during the incident and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Investigators interviewed several teenagers found in the area but no arrests were made.

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