Loud booms heard in Sandy attributed to training at Camp Williams

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SANDY, Utah — Fire department officials in Sandy fielded several calls from people who reported hearing loud booms Saturday evening, and they said the noise is due to training exercises at Camp Williams.

Sandy residents called FOX 13 News to report hearing loud booms around 5 p.m. Saturday, and dispatch officials in Sandy said they had also received several calls regarding the noise.

Sandy Fire dispatch confirmed around 7 p.m. the noises came from Camp Williams and were caused by some kind of training exercise. Camp Williams is a National Guard training site in Riverton.

FOX 13 News reached out to the National Guard Saturday for more details about the training exercises causing the noise, but so far has not yet received a response.


  • Dmk

    I’m right on the border of Sandy and Draper, along 13th east. These booms are shaking the windows in our house! I thought it was the beginning of an earthquake at first. It’s a relief to know that it’s just training exercises.

    • Jordan

      You would be surprised at the pressure and percussion that are released when 60-100 lbs of C-4 is detonated at one time, or an artillery round is fired from a tank.

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