Man critically burned in makeshift marijuana lab explosion

A man was critically burned Thursday in a suspected marijuana-related explosion in a Hollywood apartment complex.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was dispatched to the 1900 block of Cahuenga Boulevard around 2:45 a.m. in response to reports that a man had suffered severe burns to his face, chest and hands, said Lt. Brent McGuire of
the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Station. The man was transported to a hospital in critical condition, he said.

While inside the apartment, firefighters discovered evidence of a makeshift lab to extract "honey oil" from marijuana, McGuire said.

Arson investigators as well as narcotics investigators were summoned to the scene.

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