The sky is falling … at Palo Verde RV Park?

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A flare found at the Palo Verde RV Park.

  Earlier this month, Chuck Jordan, the new owner of the Palo Verde RV Park in Winkelman, found something strange on his property.

  The white boxlike object had writing on the side proclaiming it to be property of the US Air Force.

  Jordan called 911 and the Winkelman Fire Department arrived to dispose of the object.

  A closer look showed that the object was a flare from a military jet. Flares like these are deployed to counter heat seeking missiles. It’s phosphorus based and burns very, very hot.

Firefighters from the Winkelman Fire Department hike out to the flare’s location.
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