HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) – A Friday afternoon house fire in Hesperia led to the discovery of an illegal honey oil lab.
Honey oil, often called ‘butane hash oil’ is made through several different chemical processes that are highly explosive and flammable. When produced in neighborhood’s they produce a serious threat to other structures and children who are often present.
It happened at about 1:51 pm, when dispatch received reports of a house fire in the 18000 block of Birch Street in Hesperia.
According to a neighbor who called 911, he heard an explosion and saw fire coming from the windows of the residence.
Arriving San Bernardino County Fire units found the home with the windows blown out and fire moving into the attic. As they were battling the fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies from the Hesperia station informed the fire command that the residence had a suspected honey oil extraction lab on the premises.
A hazard warning for the potential for additional explosions was issued around 2:15 PM. The fire was contained and knocked down by firefighters.
At this time it’s unknown if anyone was arrested or if any citations issued. Sheriff’s officials have not released any information on the on-going investigation.
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