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Residents go home after California home explosion

REDDING, Calif. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies in far Northern California are letting some residents back into their homes two days after they incinerated an explosives-laden mobile home that forced evacuations.

Shasta County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Kent said evacuees farthest from the mobile home in Redding would be allowed to return late Tuesday afternoon. Some residents would remain evacuated.

About 46 homes were put under evacuation orders after sheriff's officials discovered more than 60 pounds of highly volatile explosive material in the mobile home on Feb. 6.

Authorities were responding to an explosion that took off a man's hand.

Officials consulted with water and air quality officials before proceeding with the incineration midday Sunday.

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