Price police, bomb investigators probe blast

By Bob Mims

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: July 3, 2013 03:20PM
Updated: July 3, 2013 10:49PM
Price police and bomb investigators are looking into an explosion that destroyed this shed. (Price police photo)

An explosion in an abandoned cinder-block storage shed on a hill above Price had police and a bomb squad scrambling, but there were no reports of injuries or other property damage.

Price Police Capt. William D. Barnes said the blast, about 4 p.m. Monday, was heard throughout north Price and neighboring Carbonville. The source of the explosion was discovered to be inside the empty 16-foot by 16-foot building owned by Emery Telcom.

The blast largely destroyed the structure, blowing out large chunks of its cement walls.

In addition to Price police and fire officials, investigation and evidence collection was being handled by the Utah Bomb Squad Task Force, comprised of federal Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms and local law enforcement officers.

No determination had been made on what sort of explosive was used in the incident and no suspects had been identified.

Barnes said anyone with information on this case should call Price police at 435-636-3190 or Price Public Safety Dispatch at 435-637-0890.

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