Marijuana "honey oil" extract -- created by removing THC from pot plants -- played a role in a central Fresno apartment fire on Friday that burned about a quarter of a man's body, said Keola Park, a spokesman with Fresno Fire Department.
At 4:10 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 3852 E. Olive Ave., with the first unit arriving on scene within two minutes, Park said.
Fresno Police Department also responded because of the illegality of the honey oil extract operation, Park said.
Smoke was seen coming from the second story of the apartment. Thirty fire personnel responded, including those manning five engines and two ladder trucks. The fire was contained within seven minutes, Park said.
The man was burned on his hands and face and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center. His condition was unknown late Friday night, Park said. His name was not released.
In September, a marijuana "honey oil" operation caused an explosion in Fresno's Tower District that left one man with second- and third-degree burns to 80% of his body and displaced seven families from an apartment complex.
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