Escondido Bomb House Demolition George Jakubec House Blast Video
Escondido Bomb House to Burns at 10am PDT: Video
The Escondido house formerly occupied by accused bomb-maker George Jakubec is scheduled for demolition at 10am PDT. The house is considered a public-safety hazard due to the presence of explosive chemicals. The Escondido bomb house is at 1954 Via Scott, off North Nutmeg St; nearby residences have been evacuated and road closures are in effect. Video of the Escondido bomb house demolition will no doubt flood the web soon.
If you live or work in the area, have your camera ready for the 200-foot smoke cloud that's expected as the Escondido bomb house goes up in flames. Nearby houses are being sprayed with fire-retardant.
Some nearby neighbors are sticking around to watch the fireworks, but it must be pointed out that real-life explosions don't behave like Michael Bay movie explosions. Things don't go flying through the air in slow-motion; rather, they either get crushed or burned. [Update: The Escondido bomb house has been burned, and video footage is viewable below]
Interstate 15 will be shut down north of Escondido for about three hours starting at around 10 a.m. and people in the area will be asked to close their doors and windows.
The hope is that a quick and hotter-than-usual fire will bring a speedy end to the explosives-filled house at 1954 Via Scott that one prosecutor dubbed "a bomb factory." Authorities say the burn is the safest way to neutralize the dangers inside the house.
Among the explosives and bomb-making materials found in George Jakubec's house:
- Grenade hulls
The bomb squad found compounds that they don't want to touch, and Jakubec's attorney's request that the house be cleared of any materials that could be used in his client's defense was denied.