August 30, 2014
RENO, NV - Reno police and firefighters are investigating an explosion at an apartment complex Thursday afternoon.
The explosion happened shortly after 3PM at the Balfour Place Apartments in the 2300 block of Harvard Way near Costco.
Police say it may be connected to hash oil, which would make at least five the number of fires and explosions resulting from hash oil extraction recently in our area.
Hash oil is extracted with butane from parts of marijuana plants, leading to a potent, concentrated form of THC.
Police say one person was extracting the hash oil. She sustained injuries to her arm and her face. She is being treated for burns.
Two other people were in the apartment at the time, but police say it doesn't look like they were hurt.
No other apartments were damaged, and any flames were out before firefighters got there.