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Hash Oil Explosion Causes Fire

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    The scene of the explosion and fire.

    A hash oil explosion led to a fire in a Mira Mesa apartment Friday afternoon after three people attempted the process of extracting hash oil on their balcony, authorities confirmed.

    The blaze sparked just after 3 p.m. at an apartment complex located at 10185 Camino Ruiz.

    According to the San Diego Police Department, three 19-year-old residents were watching a video on how to extract hash oil and decided to try the process themselves on the balcony of their apartment.

    During the attempt there was an explosion, which then caused a small fire.

    Officials said all three residents were injured in the explosion, sustaining burns to their hands and feet. They were each transported to a local hospital.

    The incident remains under investigation, with the SDPD Narcotic Unit and Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) handling the case.

    This isn’t the first incident of this kind in San Diego, as hash oil labs are becoming more prevalent.

    This past March, the manufacturing of hash oil led to an explosion in a North Park apartment that trapped a woman on her balcony. In February, a hash oil explosion destroyed an apartment in El Cajon.

    In early January, an apartment building in downtown’s East Village area had to be evacuated after an explosion caused by a hash oil extraction using butane in a third-floor apartment.
     

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