- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Investigators say a butane tank explosion that destroyed a home near Black Hawk, killed a dog and left a man with burns to his hands happened during the production of hash oil.

The Gilpin County Sheriff’s Department says the explosion occurred Sunday morning near the mountain town about 35 miles west of Denver.

Authorities say a 60-year-old man escaped from the house through a window with the help of a neighbor and a passer-by. He was taken to a Denver hospital with burns on his hands.

The Denver Post reported (https://dpo.st/12kd9ZH ) Monday that no arrests have been made.

Hash oil is typically made by packing the castoff leaves and stems of pot plants into a pipe and pouring highly flammable butane through it.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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