WOODLAND, CA - An explosive device was safely detonated in Woodland Monday.
The suspicious device was brought to Woodland Fire Station #2 on West Street about 10:30 a.m, according to the Woodland Police Department. The person who brought the device to the fire station told fire personnel the item was found in an empty house in the neighborhood.
Fire personnel called police who thought the bottle could be explosive. Sgt. Steve Guthrie said the device was a large plastic bottle with a white substance inside and a fuse attached to it.
The bottle was isolated and the fire department was evacuated as was nearby Woodland Christian School. Neighbors were directed to stay in their homes and traffic was prohibited in the area.
The Yolo County Bomb Squad took control, deactivated the potential explosive and removed it.
Police and the bomb squad were looking into who might have placed the device in the empty house.
The police department reminded citizens to leave suspicious devices alone and instead call local law enforcement to investigate.