'Bomb factory' house near Escondido declared free of explosives
The site of the controlled burn of the "bomb factory" house outside Escondido is clear of explosives and other hazardous materials, San Diego County officials said Saturday.
The Sheriff Department's bomb and arson unit sifted the ashes on the Via Scott site on Friday and determined that the fire had destroyed the explosives and other dangerous items, officials said.
On Monday, state, county and private crews will begin hauling away the soil, ash and scrap, the county Environmental Health Department said. A controlled fire turned the one-story, wood-frame home into ashes within about an hour Thursday morning.
The home's resident, George Jakubec, 54, an unemployed software consultant, remains in jail facing federal charges of bank robbery and possession of bomb materials. He has pleaded not guilty.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego