Man seriously injured in drug lab explosion in Morro Bay

October 14, 2020


A Morro Bay man suffered burns after a suspected butane hash oil operation caused an explosion at a mobile home park Monday evening.

Shortly after 8 p.m., callers reported an explosion at a mobile home park in the 400 block of Atascadero Road. Firefighters arrived at the scene and did not find a blaze. Rather, firefighters found items used to extract honey oil from marijuana, according to the Morro Bay Police Department.

Then at approximately 8:41 p.m., a man with burns on his hands and face arrived in a private vehicle at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo.

Officers arrived at the hospital and spoke with the man, as well as a male and female who transported him to the hospital. Shortly afterwards, emergency personnel transported the injured man to a burn center at a hospital in the Fresno area.

Meanwhile, members of the SLO County Narcotics Task Force went to the Morro Bay mobile home park to investigate the possibility there had been a butane hash oil operation at the site of the explosion. An investigation is ongoing, and anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact the Morro Bay Police Department at (805) 772-6225 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.

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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

The headline should have read “Morro Bay Man Misses Out on DARWIN AWARD”

For the record, “Trailer Park Drug Lab Explosion” is the copyrighted name of my punk rock band and title of our soon to be released debut album.

Play stupid games. Reap stupid results.

ALWAYS with the trailer park. SMH

Ain’t that the truth.

The unfortunate consequences of legalizing marijuana.

That doesn’t even make sense. How is an accident based on legality?

To be fair you can now go into stores and buy the tube and some butane and cover your living room floor with a combustible layer of vapor in short order.

Stay in school kids.

Dear bad guy – Hurry and heal up (at our expense) so you can do your time in the gray bar hotel (at our expense) then get released and claim you’re a victim somehow!

“do your time” Lol, unless there are many kilos, getting burned is punishment enough for a legal weed. You do know you can get the oil in a store or delivered to your house right now? Just like a pizza.