Lincoln man, 67, dies making explosives to ‘blow up tree stumps’

LINCOLN, Maine — A local man died instantly in a basement explosion while he was making bombs he used for tree clearing, state police said Thursday.

Robert Stuart, 67, died while mixing chemicals in his Stanhope Mill Road home shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said. He used the explosives “to blow up tree stumps,” according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

“There does not seem to be anything sinister in this,” McCausland said Thursday.

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