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Gardening Homeowner Finds Live Grenades Buried In Front Yard In Saratoga

SARATOGA (KPIX) - Saratoga residents heard sirens Sunday when emergency officials issued a shelter in place alert after a homeowner found grenades in their front yard.

It happened around 4 p.m., at a home near Congress Springs Park.

The resident was doing some yard work, installing a new sprinkler and found 2 grenades and a mortar shell.

A bomb squad answered the homeowner's 911 call and removed the grenades and shell to a nearby park, where they were safely detonated.

In a separate incident this weekend, Sheriff's deputies were called to a home in West Oakland after another grenade was found. That device was also safely detonated.

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