WWII explosives found in Columbia Ave. home

A man cleaning out the basement of his father's Sunnyside home Tuesday found World War II explosives and, not knowing if they were live, he called the Sunnyside Police Department.

EOD Army sergeants from the Yakima Firing Center traveled to Sunnyside to pick up a grenade, a bazooka shell and a mortar shell from the home in the 1000 block of Columbia Avenue.

According to the police report, the grenade was live but the bazooka and mortar shells were marked "practice" and determined to have propellant material but no explosives.

The items were taken to the firing center to be destroyed.


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