Potential bomb was alarm clock wired to what looked like dynamite in Windsor

(Kent Porter/Press Democrat)

WINDSOR (BCN) — A potential bomb found Thursday afternoon in a motor coach in Windsor was an alarm clock wired to what looked like dynamite, a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said on Friday.

The clock was in a coach at the Windsor Wine Country RV Park at 8225 Conde Lane where a structure fire was reported at 3:37 p.m.

When firefighters arrived they found two extinguished grass fires outside two coaches, Central Fire Authority Fire Prevention Officer Cyndi Foreman said.

Firefighters went inside the coaches to see whether either coach was on fire and that’s when they saw the clock.

“It was very, very realistic looking,” Sonoma County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cecile Focha said.

Firefighters evacuated about 30 people in case the clock was really a bomb. A bomb squad responded and determined the device was inert. The windows to the coach with the clock were covered so

The windows to the coach with the clock were covered so firefighters could not see inside. Foreman said the cause of the fire was accidental. A park

Foreman said the cause of the fire was accidental. A park maintenance person was changing out an electrical meter and the fire started when power was restored.

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