Explosion shakes homes in area

2017-11-18

ROME CITY – A loud explosion shook residents in Northeast Indiana Friday evening.

Orange Twp FD responded to reports of explosions around 6:43 p-m in the vicinity of 3147 East County Road 800 North.

Noble Co. dispatcher says their officer who made the scene won't be issuing a news release on the matter, saying it will be up to shift supervisor.

Residents across the area reported hearing the blasts on Facebook, from Ligonier to Helmer.

Some thought it sounded like thunder. Others said an explosion. A few said it shook their houses. Others speculated that it was sonic booms from aircraft.

We checked with the National Weather Service at North Webster and they reported no lightning strikes in the area around that time.

Later Facebook posts said it involved someone shooting the explosive Tannerite. It is sold as a reactive target for shooters.

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