Bomb squad to get rid of hazards with Vulcan Quarry explosives

A police officer watches over a scene.

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A police officer watches over a scene.

By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer

DeKALB — On Wednesday, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad will be setting off explosives at the Vulcan Quarry on Barber Greene Road.

The explosions are to take place periodically throughout the day depending on the weather and are expected to start at 8:30 am and end at 2 p.m. 

The purpose of these explosions is to get rid of explosive hazards that the department has recovered, said Commander Kevin Tindall of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad. 

“They are explosive hazards that we’ve recovered from us and other agencies,” Tindall said. 

Residents receive notifications on these explosions but it is difficult to know at least a week in advance due to the factor of weather. 

There are no precautions that residents need to take or hazards that they need to be worried about. 

Other upcoming scheduled explosions are unknown at this time however they may be used for training purposes for different scenarios,  Tindall said the next training will be sometime in November. 

Kane County Sheriff’s department can be reached at (630)-232-8400.