Dynamite forces partial evacuation of Yarnell

Wednesday afternoon, YCSO evacuated a part of Yarnell due to the discovery of some dynamite by two hikers. Both indicated they were hiking in the Skull Valley area and came across a partially exposed metal lock box. After taking the box home, they cut the lock off and opened the box to find it contained several sticks of dynamite. The two men then brought the box to the Yarnell Sheriff’s sub-station. Spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says they evacuated the immediate area and called the DPS Bomb Squad. The team arrived by 5-pm and detonated the dynamite. The origin of the dynamite is unknown.