Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

January 17, 2013

UPDATE: Alleged bomb turns out to be fire detector

Bill Grimes
Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — A metal device found in a vacant Effingham home Thursday was not a bomb as originally feared, authorities said.

Workers cleaning at the old Frank Wall home, 200 W. Eiche Ave., found a metal canister with a protruding fuse and visible wiring in the living room and immediately backed away from the scene. Effingham police and fire personnel arrived at 3:30 p.m. and almost immediately made the decision to call in a bomb technician from the Illinois Secretary of State's Police.

For more, see Friday's print edition.