Neighborhood explosion still a mystery

 

Federal officials are joining the Alaska State Troopers in investigating a large explosion that damaged several homes in the Fairbanks area on Saturday.
 
  The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/HPSJW8) the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosions are part of the investigation. They are seeking more information about the explosion in the Chena Ridge neighborhood.
 
  At least 12 homes were damaged, including six of which had windows blown out. There were no injuries.
 
  The explosion, which was heard as far away as North Pole, was in the location of a private shooting range. Troopers declined to specify the exact location.
 
  No arrests have been made. Troopers say they're still haven't identified the substance or chemicals used in the blast.
 
AST Spokesperson Megan Peters told Newscenter 11 "The explosion was of such force that it actually affected 12 residences in the area. All had multiple items falling off the walls. At least half of the residents affected had things like windows blown out or vents shifting. the Alaska state troopers and the federal bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives are continuing to investigate  the matter."
 

The explosion was heard as far away as North Pole.

Troopers declined to specify the exact location.

No arrests have been made.

Troopers say they're still haven't identified the substance or chemicals used in the blast.

If you have information about the explosion, or about anyone involved in it, you are asked to call Alaska state troopers in Fairbanks at 451–5100.