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Marshfield investigating chemical bomb incidents


MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU) -  A common household product is being used in a very dangerous way, and Marshfield police are trying to find out who is creating a real danger to the community.

Most everyone knows what Drano or The Works chemical drain cleaner is supposed to be used for. What you might not know is that these products combined with common aluminum foil in a sealed bottle creates an explosion do to the chemical reaction. When it blows, the acidic mixture is sprayed everywhere, causing injury and damage.

Police and Fire officials believe kids are behind the Drano or Works Bomb incidents in Marshfield, and that the kids don’t know just how dangerous they are.

Making a bomb, including this kind of bomb, is a felony. Investigators are recovering evidence including fingerprints from four devices they’ve recovered in the last week and a half.