Inert grenades found at home in west Columbus, fire department says “no threat”

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Fire is investigating after the discovery of two inactive grenades in a home on the west side Sunday evening.

Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin says there is no threat associated with the discovery. He says a new owner of the foreclosed home found the items in the basement.

The person called the fire department to be safe.

The department believes the grenades were most likely training aids kept as souvenirs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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