- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Investigators say an explosion and fire that severely damaged a duplex in south Denver might have been caused by the attempted production of hash oil.

Fire department spokeswoman Melissa Taylor tells The Denver Post (https://goo.gl/j6gxp6 ) that Thursday night’s blast in the basement rendered the home uninhabitable. Police are questioning the one person who was in the house at the time of the explosion.

Taylor says there was a strong odor of marijuana in the air when firefighters arrived, but investigators did not find any hash oil after the explosion. Firefighters did find marijuana clippings in the basement.

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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