Published: Jun 28, 2011 7:29 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 28, 2011 7:29 PM EDT

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Firefighters battling a massive wildfire in south Georgia discovered 339 sticks of dynamite, and a U.S. Army bomb squad was called to detonate the explosives.

The firefighters battling the wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp area were told the dynamite found Monday was left over from a construction project decades ago. Authorities said it had been stored in a bunker-like facility near a park building.

The Florida Times-Union reports that a bomb squad from Ft. Stewart, near Savannah, stabilized the dynamite, moved it to a safe location and then detonated it.

Firefighters working in the area said they couldn't distinguish the explosion from thunder in a storm that was passing through.

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