Oct. 03--FAIRFIELD -- Explosive devices, more than 250 guns and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition were found at a Bronson Road house, and authorities closed off the street through Wednesday.
The explosive devices have been removed and detonated, and no one was injured, but potentially dangerous substances remain in the house and must be removed by professionals, police and fire officials said at a press conference Wednesday morning.
Bronson Road might still be closed into Thursday, officials said.
Late on Wednesday police said they would remain at the house throughout the night and that the investigation is far from over. No charges had been filed as of Wednesday night.
Police inventoried and seized 274 firearms from the home on Wednesday, said Deputy Chief of police Chris Lyddy.
A man in his 60s lives at the house, which had been the focus of local, regional, state and federal authorities since Tuesday, when a large amount of hazardous materials were found.
"A large amount of various chemicals" also was found at the Bronson Road residence, Christopher Tracy, Fairfield's acting fire chief, said in a brief press release early Wednesday. At least some of the chemicals appear to have been used for the homeowner's rocketry hobby, said Dennis Schain of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Local police and firefighters went to the Bronson Road residence Tuesday, and they were joined by agents from the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and representatives of the Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team, Tracy said.
Representatives of the state police and DEEP also were at the scene, in addition to an ambulance crew from American Medical Response.
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