December 11, 2023

A fireplace at an Irwindale warehouse that left 4 males useless on Monday, Oct. 9, is believed by authorities to have been brought on by an explosion of butane gasoline that was being utilized in a honey oil extraction lab.

Firefighters acquired calls Monday in regards to the warehouse hearth within the 1400 block of Arrow Freeway, together with one caller who stated they noticed a person absolutely engulfed in flames exiting the construction, in line with the Irwindale Police Division.

After the hearth was extinguished, authorities discovered the charred stays of three males contained in the warehouse, police stated. The fourth sufferer, who was referenced within the name, was discovered close to the warehouse and brought to a hospital, the place he died.

The victims had not been recognized on Thursday, pending identification from the Los Angeles County Division of Medical Examiner.

Butane is a chemical that’s used within the extraction of the “honey oil,” often known as “butane hash oil,” from hashish vegetation. The chemical poses an explosion hazard due to its extremely flammable nature, and may trigger a harmful hearth when its vapors are both ignited from warmth, a spark, open flame.

An investigation was launched and is being dealt with by an outdoor legislation enforcement job power due to the suspicious nature of the hearth, police stated.

Anybody with data on the hearth ought to contact Detective Nicholas Lopez with the Irwindale Police Division’s Detective Bureau by calling 626-430-2239, or by e-mail at [email protected]