ANTIOCH -- A neighborhood was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a 53-year-old man's homemade pipe bomb operation went awry, police said.

Frank Trout was arrested on suspicion of possession and manufacturing explosive devices after being treated at a hospital for third-degree burns, Sgt. Robert Quintero said.

Trout was apparently injured when he dropped a lit fuse into a bucket filled with a mix that included gunpowder inside a home in the 1400 block of G Street, police said.

Witnesses told police he walked out and left in a car about 1:56 p.m. He showed up a short time later at Sutter Delta Medical Center with burns to his hands and face, admitting that they resulted from an accident while making pipe bombs, according to police.

About the time Trout reportedly left the house, Contra Costa Fire crews were called to the house for reports of smoke. Streets were closed and nearby homes evacuated while the Walnut Creek police bomb squad located and disposed of nine completed pipe bombs and a small bucket of an explosive powder, Quintero said.

Trout told police that he was making the devices because he liked fireworks and wanted to see them explode. He was alone in the house at the time and no other injuries were reported.

The home, which sustained flash damage and a few broken windows, is located about a block away from both Fremont Elementary and Antioch high schools.

After being released from the hospital, Trout was taken to the Martinez Detention Facility and held on $200,000 bail. It's likely he will need more medical treatment for his burns, Quintero said.

Anyone with information on the incident may call the Antioch Police Department investigation's Bureau at (925) 779-6926. Information can also be texted anonymously to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.