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Firefighters: Spokane man critically burned in house fire caused by hash oil explosion

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A man was critically injured Thursday after a hash oil explosion. A man was critically injured Thursday after a hash oil explosion.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Firefighters say a house fire on East Ermina Avenue started because of an explosion that occurred during an illegal marijuana butane honey oil extraction process. A man inside the home was critically burned as a result.

Firefighters responded to the home in the 700 block of E. Ermina Ave. around noon Thursday, and found someone in the home with serious burns. That man ended up being airlifted to Harbor View Burn Center where he remains in critical condition as of Friday evening. 

Firefighters say the explosion happened because the basement wasn't properly ventilated, causing fumes from the hash oil extraction to ignite and cause a flash fire. 

Two other adults and three children were in the house at the time of the explosion, but were unhurt.

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