Drug Lab Explosion Reportedly Leaves One Man With Severe Burns In Pasadena
An explosion at what authorities describe as a drug lab along the border of Pasadena and Alta Dena has left one man with severe burns, reports ABC 7.
Lieutenant Randy Tuinstra of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department told LAist that the fire was first reported at around 8:45 p.m. on Sunday. The L.A. County Fire Department says that, when firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a "small outside fire" at a shed in the 1900 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Investigators later found butane canisters on the property, as well as other evidence that the property held a honey oil lab—honey oil is an extraction of marijuana.
According to ABC 7, a man had suffered severe burns from the incident. His condition is unknown at the moment. According to the Sheriff's Department, there were reports that an unidentified man had left the scene in a car when the fire first started. A local hospital later reported that a male had shown up with burn injuries. It is uncertain if this was the same man that ABC 7 referred to.
L.A. IMPACT, a drug task force, as well as the Los Angeles County Fire Department Hazmat Division were at the scene to investigate the incident.