While responding to a house fire in Aurora, firefighters noticed suspicious materials that led to the homeowner's revelation that he had pipe bombs and other bomb making materials in his shed.
According to Aurora Police, firefighters were called to 1490 South Bahama Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday night to respond to a basement house fire. Once the fire was extinguished, authorities discovered several suspicious devices such as illegal fireworks, apparent homemade explosive devices and other bomb making materials.
"The home owner advised that there were additional pipe bombs in a shed in the back," Aurora Police said in a media release. The Arapahoe County Bomb Squad, assisted by the ATF, also removed two explosive devices from a shed in the back.
Investigators say they are obtaining a search warrant and that four neighboring houses had been evacuated as a precaution until the home is deemed safe, which investigators say could take awhile.
The homeowner, Michael Grover, 55, was arrested on a felony possession of an explosive device and is being held in Aurora Jail on a $6,000 bond. Grover reportedly lived in the home with his wife and teenage son.
A neighbor described Grover to KWGN as being a little paranoid.
"He was one of those guys who thought the world was going to end in 2012," neighbor John Bailey said.