One hurt in honey oil lab explosion in California: 'The garage door was in the middle of the street'

  • Source: KXTV ABC 10 Sacramento
  • Published: 09/21/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: One person is in critical condition after a possible honey oil lab explosion in Merced Monday morning. Merced Fire Department Fire Chief Derek Parker said the person was airlifted to a local hospital. "The garage door was in the middle of the street,' Parker told ABC10. The explosion was reported just after 8 a.m. near Colma Avenue and Wildcat Drive in Merced. Fire officials say the two-story home was fully engulfed by the time crews arrived. Five other homes experienced damage as a result of the explosion, according to Parker. In total, six homes were impacted. The fire did not spread beyond the original home. Parker did say firefighters found "a lot of marijuana" inside the home, as well as large cylinders of butane. Though what actually sparked the fire is under investigation he emphasized.


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