A little Pyrodex left over?
Think about this guy:
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dl ... 910290360/
MOUNT WASHINGTON The Cincinnati Fire Department called in its off-duty bomb technicians and others who work for Hamilton County after firefighters found 500 pounds of black powder a type commonly found in ammunition under a deck at a house in foreclosure Wednesday afternoon.
[/align][/align]It took nearly eight hours from the time of the original call to get the material into "bomb box vessels" and drive them to an undisclosed location for proper disposal, fire Capt. Michael Washington said.
"Most of the weight is due to moisture," Washington said during the operation. "Moisture makes it unstable. We have to move this stuff."
Washington said "a lot of fire personnel" are working behind the four-bedroom home built in 1967 in the 5500 block of Wasigo Drive
, nearly half a mile from busy Beechmont Avenue.
This type of black powder is also known as pyrodex, Washington said. It's not clear what the former homeowner had the powder for, but it's often used in ammunition, he added.
Washington said the powder was discovered when the bank sent someone to look at the house.
Emergency crews were called to the scene about 1:30 p.m., according to a city police dispatcher.
The storage container that held the powder was rusted through, allowing water to get into the individual bags of powder, Washington said.
A police escort helped get the material out of the area safely.
It was unclear on Wednesday whether any charges will be filed stemming from this incident.