Firefighting

Illegal Hash Oil Operation Blamed in Denver House Explosion

Firefighters responding to the scene of a home explosion in the West Highlands neighborhood of Denver found what officials believe to be illegal hash oil cooking.

Police arrested two men in connection with the Sunday blast and charged them with arson, according to FOX 31 (http://bit.ly/1nUoj0O). The explosion was powerful enough to destroy basement windows and startled neighbors.

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A local fire official warned about the dangers of using propane or butane to extract substances.

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