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Streets are closed for ammunition check

Friday afternoon River Falls police were sent to a house in the 200 block of West Division Street after an inquiry regarding the safety of old military ammunition found there.

After investigating, officers found a potential safety threat existed for the neighborhood should the ammunition detonate.

The Marathon County Bomb Squad is on its way to analyze the situation and dispose of the material.

Division Street from Clark to Fremont streets is closed.

Police are telling residents in the immediate area that a voluntary evacuation is underway and strongly advised.

Evacuated residents are encouraged to go to the River Falls Public Library.

Police Capt. John Stapleton said the incident should be resolved in 4-6 hours.