Explosion heard near NE 45 and 42nd NE

On 2/13/10, at approximately 9:50 p.m., a loud explosion in the area of NE 45 St and 42nd Av NE prompted 911 calls. Responding officer found smoke coming from a garbage can in an unoccupied shelter near the sidewalk.

The covered metal garbage can was totally destroyed by the explosion. There were no suspects observed in the area prior to or after the incident. Seattle Fire Department responded, but there was no real fire involved and it was heavily raining at the time.

There was no damage to the shelter/bench area.