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The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office bomb squad reminds everyone of the danger involved with handling military ordnance.

Officials are concerned that Hurricane Sandy might have expose unexploded military ordnance along shorelines. Any munitions and explosives should be considered dangerous because they have been exposed to the deteriorating effects of long-term exposure to saltwater and other natural elements.

Heat, shock or friction could cause devices to explode without warning and possibly cause serious injury or death.

The fire marshal asks that if anyone finds old ordnance, they call 911 immediately. Marylanders are reminded to use the Three R’s as a safety practice:

“Recognize that any suspicious objects should not be touched under any circumstances. Retreat and carefully leave the area. Report immediately to the police what was found and its location.”