Hash oil explosion investigated in Leadville

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) Authorities are investigating a hash oil explosion at a home in Leadville.

The Lake County Office of Emergency Management says butane being used to make hash oil caused an explosion on Monday which shattered windows in the home in the historic mining town. Photos posted on the office's Facebook page show a kitchen counter tilted away from the wall and a refrigerator with its door apparently ripped off.

It's at least the fourth suspected hash oil explosion in Colorado in the last week.

Hash oil is a high potency extract of marijuana. Authorities say the butane can easily find an ignition source and cause an explosion.

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