PROVIDENCE, Cache County — Authorities are investigating after a man was injured in Cache County Tuesday when an explosive he was making went off, authorities said.
The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. when the 22-year-old man was making an explosive with a rifle cartridge at a home on the east side of Providence. The explosive went off in his hand, Cache County Sheriff's Lt. Doyle Peck said, and caused shrapnel wounds to his stomach, hands and face.
The man had a license with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for explosives, Peck said.
A friend of the man, who was in the garage at the time, drove him to a hospital where he had surgery for his injuries, which were not life-threatening, Peck said.
ATF bomb crews and the FBI responded and detonated materials in the backyard of the home, Peck said.1 comment on this story
Residents in the area evacuated or were asked to shelter in place "until the scene of the incident was safe," according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
The Center for Creativity, Innovation and Discovery Charter School, 170 Spring Creek Parkway in Providence, will be closed Thursday as a precaution while the investigations continues, according to the release.
Two roads — 125 North at 400 East, and Bluff Street between Spring Creek Parkway and 280 North — will be open to local traffic only during the investigation, the release states.