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Large fire follows explosion of 120 grenades in Sevenoaks

PUBLISHED: 16:03 05 October 2017

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Bomb disposal experts and emergency crews were called after find in back garden

A controlled explosion has been carried out on a haul of Second World War grenades found in the back garden of a house in Sevenoaks.

Some 120 phosphorous grenades were discovered in the garden of the property in Woodside Road.

Bomb disposal experts and emergency teams arrived at the location and neighbours were told to keep all windows and doors closed as a precaution while plans were put in place for a controlled explosion.

The Ministry of Defence’s Explosive Ordanance Disposal team then dug a trench in a field opposite the property and the grenades detonated.

It, in turn, resulted in what fire crews described as a “large but managed” fire which was quickly burned out.

The area has now been made safe.

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