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Residents report loud boom that shook houses in Florence County

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Some residents said they heard what they believe to be a loud explosion Wednesday night near the Mars Bluff community of Florence County.

A couple of people said they heard a loud boom, following by their houses shaking.

Deputies said they haven't responded to any explosions in Florence County. They said it could be someone shooting Tannerite, which is legal.

Tannerite is the brand name of a patented exploding target used for firearms practice.

We have reached out to Florence County Emergency Management to find out what may have happened.

ABC15's Tonya Brown is checking with officials in Dillon and Robeson counties to see if there have been any explosions in those areas.

We will update you as soon as that information is made available to us.

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