Witness: Mother displaced after son's honey oil lab explodes

Mar 12, 2016 9:54 PM

A Corning woman's apartment has burned in a possible honey oil lab explosion. According to Corning Police, around 2:00pm Saturday, witnesses heard an explosion, and then a fire was reported in the downstairs unit of the Corning Apartments on Toomes Avenue. When firefighters extinguished the flames, authorities said evidence of a honey oil operation was discovered. Corning Police Officer Ray Martinez said, "After the firefighters put out the fire, we recovered multiple butane oil canisters, and have handed the investigation over to our drug task force for further investigation." The Tehama County Inter-Agency Task Force was on scene investigating. A neighbor tells Action News Now that a woman lives in the unit, and her son may have been operating the illegal honey oil lab. No names have been released. One person suffered minor burns. Investigators were conducting interviews throughout the evening. Stay with Action News Now for more on this developing story... (Photo Courtesy: Arty Anthony Vargas)


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