Atascadero hash lab blows while toddler home
February 15, 2015
A 1-year-old child came away uninjured from a fire caused by a hash oil lab explosion in an Atascadero home.
The toddler is now in the custody of San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services, and the child’s father is in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $500,000 bail. Officers also arrested the mother, according to the Atascadero Police Department.
Police and firefighters responded to the house at 8850 El Camino Real at 10:34 p.m. Friday. They found that the residents had extinguished the fire and restricted it to the kitchen area.
Both Kevin Manhart, 34, and Danielle Manhart, 23, suffered minor burns on their arms. Officers arrested Kevin Manhart for manufacturing a controlled substance and for child endangerment.
Police just charged Danielle Manhart with child endangerment. She is no longer in custody, according the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office website.
Atascadero police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Earlier this month, a Los Osos man suffered severe burns in a fire caused by another hash lab explosion. The burned suspect in the Los Osos case was convicted in 2010 of manufacturing oil in an incident that sparked a fire and injured an 11-year-old boy.