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Mobile Home Park Residents Can Return After Officials Set Fire To Home Packed With Explosives

CATHEDRAL CITY ( — Residents evacuated from a mobile home park near Palm Springs are expected to return Saturday after firefighters intentionally set fire to their neighbor's home.

The burn took place Friday afternoon at the Sungate Mobile Home Park in Cathedral City.

The bomb squad says the home was packed with explosives and bomb-making materials.

It was too dangerous to remove the explosive material so they burned the place down.

Cathedral City authorities say the man who lived there is in jail for allegedly making explosives.

Sean Stewart Clarke
Sean Stewart Clarke's mug shot. (credit: Riverside Sheriff's Department)

They identified the man as Sean Stewart  Clarke, 21.

Officials said Clarke has pleaded not guilty to nine felony counts.

The Associated Press said Clarke remains jailed.

The Riverside Sheriff's Department released his mug shot on Friday.

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