Sheriff: Rusk Co. explosion caused by tannerite detonation

Sheriff: Rusk Co. explosion caused by tannerite detonation

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A loud boom heard in the Lakeport area Sunday evening was caused by an explosive, according to law enforcement.

The Rusk County Sheriff stated that the loud explosion heard before 8:00 p.m. was due to people trying to blow up a tree using tannerite, which is commonly used by target shooters.

The Kilgore Police Department's dispatch was overwhelmed with calls about the explosion, according to a post on its Facebook page.

No injuries were reported.

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