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Chesnee residents report hearing loud booms

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The mysterious booms were reported in the Chesnee area Monday night. (Jan. 20, 2014/FOX Carolina) The mysterious booms were reported in the Chesnee area Monday night. (Jan. 20, 2014/FOX Carolina)
CHESNEE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Dozens of residents called 911 Monday night to report the sounds of explosions in the Chesnee area.

People in the Chesnee and Mayo area of Spartanburg County reported hearing loud booms around 9 p.m. Monday. Some residents reported that their windows rattled, making some dogs bark.

One resident said she had trouble getting through to 911 because so many other people were calling about the noise.

Initially, investigators said they had not found the cause but believed it might be an explosive that is used for target practice, like Tannerite. Last spring, Cherokee County dispatchers received numerous 911 calls about mysterious booms that were believed to be Tannerite.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, deputies and firefighters were dispatched to the areas where the calls were made from to see if they could locate the source of the sounds or any damage.

Dispatchers told FOX Carolina on Tuesday morning that investigators were able to locate the people responsible for the booms, but deputies later said that was not correct. Deputies said they have not been able to locate the source of the noise and ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Deputies said it is too soon to say, depending on what the cause of the sound is, if any criminal charges would be filed.

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