Explosion heard in West Bakersfield

Posted at 8:54 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 11:20:25-05

The Kern County Sheriff's bomb squad detonated a device found in the backyard of a home in the 15000 block of Azalea Spring Court around 8:15 p.m. Thursday evening.

A Sheriff's spokespersons tells 23ABC a resident was digging a trench in their backyard, when their excavator hit the device. They reportedly handled the device, noticing it said "TNT" on it, and that's when they called the Sheriff's office. 

The Sheriff's bomb squad was called to the scene, and they detonated the device in a near by field. That explosion prompted several 23ABC viewers to contact us.

One viewer told us the explosion "rattled their windows, and set off car alarms." Some viewers as far as NW Bakersfield said they heard the loud sound.

No injuries were reported.