SAN DIEGO – A person was burned Friday morning in an alleged hash oil explosion at a City Heights home.
The explosion was reported shortly after 8 a.m. at an apartment in the 3700 block of Marlborough Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire Department. Officials believe the explosion was the result of hash oil, a concentrated cannabis extract also known as honey oil, Battalion Chief Kerry-Shannon Grieser told FOX 5. Investigators were working to confirm the cause with the help of the Hazardous Materials Team, Metro Arson Strike Team and Narcotics Task Force.
Firefighters evacuated the 18 units of the apartment complex. The American Red Cross was called in to help the 24 residents who had been displaced.
One person was taken by ambulance to the UCSD medical center, according to the department. The extent of their burns was not known.
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