Dynamite detonation in Chatham County leads to calls to police

Authorities have issued an explanation for a loud boom heard in parts of Wake and Durham counties Wednesday evening.

ABC11 and law enforcement received several calls to the newsroom about the noise around 7:15 p.m.

Chatham County authorities said Fort Bragg detonated some old dynamite that was found on private property off Farrington Road near Jordan Lake.

The county sent out a reverse 911 call in the immediate area warning of the explosion. However, they did not expect the noise to travel as far as it did.

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