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Suspicious device not a bomb

The Biloxi bomb squad has determined that a suspicious device found at the scene of a house fire in Vancleave is not a bomb.

Sheriff Mike Byrd said after investigating, it was determined it was an empty shell casing. The bomb squad was called out as a precaution.

The bomb squad had been called to investigate a suspicious device found in the rubble of a vacant house that burned overnight in Vancleave.

"We don't think it's a bomb, but we're not taking any chances," he said.

The house was destroyed by fire about 2 a.m. Byrd did not give the location of the house for safety reasons he said.

Sun Herald updates this story as more information becomes available.

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