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Ammo, mortar rounds discovered inside Mira Mesa home; bomb squad called to the scene

Posted at 5:46 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 22:07:28-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Several homes were evacuated and a bomb squad called to the scene after hundreds of rounds of ammo were discovered inside a Mira Mesa home Wednesday night.

Authorities were called to the home on Avenida Del Gato and Valdosta Ave between 4 and 5 p.m.

According to San Diego Police, a man was cleaning his deceased relative’s home when he found the ammo. Also discovered inside the home were mortar rounds and rocket rounds.

Military ordnance experts, FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were all called to the home.

So far, authorities say they’re about 75 percent through the investigation. All the items discovered inside the home are so far inert, Jeff Ring, Commander of the Bomb Squad told 10News.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department says six nearby homes had to be evacuated. A total of 14 adults and one child who live nearby had to leave.

At this time, it’s unclear when residents will be allowed to return.