Explosion Rocks Rancho Cordova Apartment Complex

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Metro Fire says a Wednesday evening explosion at a Rancho Cordova apartment complex sent two people to the hospital and displaced 146 residents.

The explosion was first reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. at the building along Mills Tower Drive, off Folsom Boulevard.

Investigators say the explosion came from a butane honey oil lab. Also known as hash oil, butane honey oil is a very potent form of cannabis.

Witnesses told FOX40 that they saw people on fire after hearing the explosion.

SMUD and PG&E and shut off service to the building as a result of the blast, Metro Fire said.

A firefighter was also said to have a minor injury but has since been released by a doctor.

The Red Cross is helping out those left without a place to stay.

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  • esco

    Those labs are exploding everywhere now. It's sure a stupid thing to attempt in apartments with families around. I can see the laws getting more harsher with these "labs".

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