Hash oil explosion injuries 1, prompts removal of children from home

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LITTLETON, Colo. — A hash oil explosion rocked a Littleton townhouse Saturday night, hospitalizing one man and prompting social services to remove two children from the home.

The explosion was reported about 8:41 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Independence Street, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. Emergency personnel found that someone had been cooking hash in the kitchen of the structure, causing an explosion and minor fire.

A man was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries, police said. His girlfriend and two children were unhurt. The children, ages 3 years and eight months, were removed from the parents’ custody.

No charges have yet been filed, but the injured man could be charged with arson and child endangerment after he recovers, police said.