HMN-What appears to be a BHO lab fire injures one man in Costa Mesa. Fire crews were able to suppress the fire within about 20 minutes according to the OC Register.
COSTA MESA — A man suspected of running an illegal butane honey oil extraction lab suffered moderate burns when his operation caught fire on Thursday, May 11, authorities said.
The fire began after 9 p.m. at the 2200 block of Avalon Street and was contained to the backyard. The fire was put out within 20 minutes, Costa Mesa Fire Department Capt. Chris Coates said.
The man is also suspected of having an extensive marijuana growing operation at the home, according to Coates.
The man was transferred to Orange County Global Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening.
It is unclear whether the man owns the home or is a tenant. No other people were in the house at the time of the fire, Coates said.
No charges have been filed. The Costa Mesa Police and Fire Department are investigating the scene.