HAGERSTOWN, Md. (DC News Now) — The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office (MSFMO) said it was working with the Hagerstown Fire Department after construction workers found explosives at a project site.
MSFMO said the location of the site was is the 1700 block of Wesley Blvd.
The Maryland Fire Marshal’s Office posted on the X platform that Sam’s Club and two hotels had been evacuated out of caution. MSFMO added that there was no threat to the public and said it was “actively determining the best and safest course of action.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said the situation could require the controlled detonation of the explosives which would keep construction workers and bomb technicians safe as well as limit property damage.
The fire marshal’s office posted at 3:18 p.m. that its team of bomb technicians rendered the explosives safe through an on-site, controlled detonation. No one was hurt, and customers of Sam’s Club were allowed to go to the store again. Guests of the hotels were permitted to return to the buildings.
The City of Hagerstown said it was the second time bomb squad members were at the location. They were there on July 18 after a construction crew found an explosive. Bomb technicians used a robot and determined they could remove the explosive from the area safely and take it to the Beaver Creek quarry where they were able to render it safe.