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3 Injured in Explosion at Calif. Marijuana Grow House

Officials found 100 butane cylinders outside of the home and equipment to make hash oil inside the home

Three people were injured Sunday when a San Diego home exploded, revealing a hash oil operation, the San Diego Police Department confirmed.

The two-story home on Sunny Meadow Street burst into flames around 6 p.m. The neighborhood is located north of Mira Mesa Boulevard between Interstates 15 and 805.

Two people suffered severe burn injuries and one person suffered less severe burn injuries, officials said.

Hours into their investigation, an SDFD fire chief said equipment to make hash oil was found inside the home and about 100 butane cylinders were found outside of the home.

Hash oil, also known as honey oil, is a concentrated resin extracted from cannabis. Many extraction methods involve butane or ethanol.

The Drug Enforcement Administration has taken over the investigation of the incident, which it described as a large-scale, very sophisticated hash oil operation.

The DEA said the fire originated in the home’s garage, where the extraction lab was located.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By Danielle McAdam, Liberty Zabala and Brenda Gregorio-Nieto on NBC Los Angeles

Published: May 07, 2019

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