(Pictures) Massive Fire Destroys Bomb-Filled House

(Pictures) Massive Fire Destroys Bomb-Filled House

San Diego : CA : USA | Dec 09, 2010 at 8:56 PM PST
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Authorities Torch Explosive-Laden Home

December 09, 2010. Authorities torch a California home, dubbed as the "bomb house," that held an astonishing stash of homemade explosives. The single-family residence is located at 1954 Via Scott, San Diego County, California, and was rented by George Djura Jakubec, 54. Currently, Jakubec is in custody for making and possessing homemade explosives. Facing 28 counts, he remains in custody until he posts a $5 million bail. He has pleaded "not guilty."

The home was set on fire after it was decided it would be safe to just destroy the explosives rather than try to remove them. Residents in the area were asked to evacuate their homes Wednesday night leading up to the scheduled torching. The nearby Interstate 15 also had to be closed down, causing headaches for commuters.

The fire was scheduled to go on at 9am, but started at 11am (PST) due to weather conditions. Small explosions were being sparked, but no huge problems occurred. Jakubec attempted to delay the burning of his home, but the judge denied the request, citing no “good reason to say hold off.”

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Authorities Torch Explosive-Laden Home
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