3 people severely burned after suspected hash oil explosion at Park County home

Posted at 11:02 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-11 20:24:31-05

PARK COUNTY, Colo. – Three people were severely burned after a home exploded in Park County late Friday night, according to authorities.

The explosion happened in the Burland subdivision in the Bailey area at around 9 p.m., Park County Emergency Management spokesperson Gene Stanley told Denver7. 

The injured were only identified as two men and one woman -- all in their 20s -- by the Park County Sheriff's Office on Sunday.

The three victims were flown to a hospital for treatment and were listed in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries, the Sheriff's Office spokesperson said. 

The suspected hash oil explosion started a wildland fire that was quickly contained, Stanley said. 

Neighbor David Carnahan was worried the fire would spread to his home.

"Park County told us to be prepared to evacuate," said Carnahan.


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