Pendola Gardens — The Merced Police Departments bomb disposal unit safely destroyed an abandoned box of dynamite that was found Thursday in a remote area of Mariposa County.
The Mariposa County Sheriffs Department said an individual found the wooden box containing more than 10 sticks of dynamite about 8:45 a.m. in the rural Pendola Gardens area of Mariposa County.
No one was injured.
The explosives were detonated without incident about noon Thursday by the Police Departments bomb unit, which was called in to help, the Sheriffs Department said in a brief news release.
Kristie Mitchell, a Sheriffs Department spokeswoman, said it was unclear where the explosives came from or how long they had been in the area.
Fire, medical and road crews were notified as a precaution, the Sheriffs Department said.