Road Closures In Place And Homes, School Evacuated After Garage Explosion

Apr 11, 2019

Federal agents are investigating, and one school remains closed, after an explosion in a Providence garage Tuesday sending one man to the hospital. 

Students attending the Center for Creativity, Innovation and Discovery Charter School have been asked to stay home Thursday, while investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives comb through debris to determine what materials were being stored in the home near 125 North off of 400 East.

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen says deputies were called to the home Tuesday evening where they found a 22-year-old man who was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries to his hand and shrapnel wounds to his abdomen. According to investigators, the man did have a license and permit to manufacture, import and deal in explosive materials.  

Residents living in the area were evacuated while a Utah bomb squad and FBI officials worked to identify explosive materials there, and at another nearby home.

Sheriff Jensen says there are two road closures in place. The entrance to a cul-de-sac at 125 North off of 400 East is open to local traffic only. And, Bluff Street between Spring Creek Parkway and 280 North is closed to the public.