A cache of explosives was found in a building near Delta Junction Wednesday, launching a multi-agency response.


Alaska State Troopers were alerted to the discovery of 80 pounds of degraded dynamite in a building in the Big Delta area, according to an online dispatch. Explosive Ordnance Specialists from Eielson Air Force Base were also notified and located an additional 35 pounds of explosives.


Some of the explosives were described by troopers as significantly degraded.


“A plan is being formulated for disposal and local area residences will be contacted by the Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department or AST,” troopers wrote.


No further information was immediately available on the situation. AST, Eielson AFB personnel and the Fort Greely Fire Department are continuing to investigate.