Officials search for man behind homemade explosive

Scene of homemade explosive in Jemez Mountains
Scene of homemade explosive in Jemez Mountains

JEMEZ MOUNTAINS, N.M. (KRQE) – A firefighter injured by an explosive in the Jemez Mountains is out of the hospital.

The forest service firefighter from California was putting up a “fire danger” sign near the turn off to Fenton Lake Monday, when he spotted a glass jar with liquid in it.

When he touched it with is foot, it exploded.

He suffered minor injuries and was released from University Hospital.

The ATF has gathered debris from the scene and sent it to the national lab.

Investigators are also combing the area for more evidence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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