Two people, including a juvenile, were arrested in connection with a Colorado Springs hash oil extraction fire Thursday that left one person injured.
Officers were called out to the 300 block of Locust Drive to assist fire crews in an investigation into a suspicion fire at a home there.
“Upon arrival, the officers learned the fire was a result of an individual attempting to produce hash oil,” police said.
Austin Lente, 21, and a juvenile, who has not been identified, were arrested.
Lente is being held on several charges at the El Paso County jail in lieu of a total of $40,000 bond. Lente is accused of arson and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, among other offenses.
Authorities did not say whether Lente or the arrested juvenile was the one injured in the fire, according to The Gazette. The person injured suffered superficial burns to the face and was checked out and released at the scene.
Hash oil often is extracted from marijuana using a dangerous chemical process.
“The investigation is continuing,” police said.
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