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Hughes Road Explosion Remains a Mystery

A mysterious explosion that shook the neighborhood of Hughes Road and Lidster Avenue Tuesday night remains a mystery.  Nevada County Consolidated Battalion Chief, Jim Turner says the calls came in around 10 pm.
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When Firefighters arrived they could find no evidence of an explosion or anything wrong.  Battalion Chief Turner says they started searching for other possible sources.

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Grass Valley Police also responded but could not find any source for the mysterious explosion.  But according to one local resident,  something happened.

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Police also dispelled the thought that it might have been juveniles setting off a dry ice bomb in the neighborhood.


November 6, 2013


At around 9:20 last night there was an explosion that I heard from north of Main St Grass Valley. It seemed to be of some substance. Immediately afterwards there was the sounds of motorcycles in a hurry to leave someplace. These motorcycles were the type that would be considered crotch rockets (not Harleys). There seemed to be several crotch rockets. I am a verbal witness not visual. Hope all of this helps. Also noticed there were no sirens....Why not?

November 7, 2013

dez sharp

I live on Lidster ave. I was in bed and my boyfriend and I heard a huge noise and the house shook, I thought the chimney collapsed, we went out to investigate but found nothing out of place

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