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1 dead, 2 critically injured in drug lab explosion that destroyed house in Southern California

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SAN BERNARDINO, California — Authorities say an explosion that tore apart a Southern California shack, killing one person and critically injuring two others, was caused by a lab illegally making hash oil.

The blast shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Muscoy destroyed a 500-square-foot home.

Authorities say the body of 61-year-old Adrian Curiel of Chino was found buried in wreckage in the basement.

A critically injured woman with a head injury was found partially buried by debris in the basement and a burned man, also critically injured, was found walking near the home.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1vuclis ) says investigators determined that the blast was caused by production of hash oil — also called honey oil — a concentrated form of marijuana that is made by dissolving pot leaves in butane and then cooking it.

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