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Two-Alarm Fire That Injured Three Blamed On Hash Oil Blast

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A man holds the powder from his marijuana crop, which he will make into hash by cooking it over a low fire. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

A man holds the powder from his marijuana crop, which he will make into hash by cooking it over a low fire. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a two-alarm fire that injured three people in Forest Grove was started by a blast of flammable gas used to process marijuana into hash oil.

One man injured in the Thursday morning fire was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious burns.

Capt. Mike Herb says there were five people in the home at the time, and investigators believe they were using butane in the extraction process.

A similar hash oil fire last March injured five people.

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