Two people were burned in what authorities believe was a honey oil explosion inside their two-bedroom apartment on the 3000 block of East Olive Avenue in central Fresno.
Honey oil (also known as hash oil) is a form of cannabis extracted by soaking marijuana in a chemical solvent.
Firefighters arrived just after 11 a.m. where they found one woman with what were initially described as minor to moderate burns on her leg. She was transported to Community Regional Medical Center. The second burn victim, a man, fled the scene and later showed up at the medical center for treatment. In a news release a couple hours later, Capt. Paul Garnier described the victims as “badly burned.”
Fire broke out in the back bedroom and the explosion caused a window to blow out. The cause is still under investigation, but Fresno police officer Ed Rij said it looks like honey oil based on the equipment used, the type of explosion and the burn it caused.
Firefighters said the apartment sustained about $10,000 in damage.