[UPDATE 3:20 p.m.] A ‘Possible Hash Lab Explosion’ in Myrtletown

Breaking news graphicFire crews and law enforcement are on the scene of a “possible hash lab explosion” on the 3400 block of Middlefield Lane near Quaker Street in Myrtletown. The incident occurred about 2:15 p.m.

A single-story, wood-frame residence has damage to the garage door from an explosion.

UPDATE 2:47 p.m.: Photographer Mark McKenna sends us these images from the scene:

Firemen at hash lab explosion.Poss hash lab explosion emergency personnel

UPDATE 2:51 p.m.: According to personnel on the scene, the incident is a “confirmed hash lab.”

UPDATE 3 p.m.: According to Selena Zorrilla-Mendoza, a spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to a local hospital about 1:40 p.m. after learning there was a victim from a possible explosion there.

From there they responded to the residence on Middlefield lane. Currently, the Sheriff’s Office is investigating the scene.

UPDATE 3:15 p.m.:

Officer on the phone at scene of hash explosion.The explosion blew the garage door off its track, according to Sgt. Justin Braud of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement called Humboldt Bay Fire when they arrived on the scene as they were concerned that there could be additional fire or explosions, he explained.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: “We turned over the scene to the Drug Task Force,” explained Selena Zorrilla-Mendoza, a spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.



  • Boom chucka boom boom…

  • I wouldn’t make hash that way. Isn’t it obvious by now? Criminy. I am sitting here shaking my head, placing my palms on my face, rolling my eyes. (What would that be… SHSMHPPOMFRME.)

    [Edit: forgot the “ME” at the end]

  • That’s unfortunate! Hopefully no one died. Just maimed real bad. Kinda harsh. Sick of hearing about this crap. One blew up 4 houses down from me 2 months ago. Residential area where children live. The concussion from the blast sounded like a sledgehammer to the side of my home. Butane canisters cooked off for a half hour or so. I heard 1 succumbed to his injuries and another is still in the hospital. But I’m sure I’ll keep reading about this dangerous and deadly sort of thing in neighborhoods. Where innocent children and decent working folks live. Kinda sickening.

  • Sogratefulltoassange

    Yeah now we are going to get some serious pipeline building done in the Dakotas woo hoo poor little snowflakes are just melting all over the country most of them here in California hopefully they’ll satiate the drought thank you Donald Trump already making things more awesome hasn’t been president even a week and he’s already ended the drought in California with melting snow flakes.!

  • Just curious but how does a hash lab explosion have anything to do with trump and a pipeline and melting snowflakes??? Unless your off your meds. Then I can kinda see where your coming from…

    • half the people here our off there meds.

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      The Trumpers are a bit unhinged and living in some alternate dimension. Trump works every day to humiliate and diminish our already-great nation while his minions cheer him on. Sad and tragic. Unless you are the Chinese Communist Party, Turkey’s Erdogan, or Putin or autocrats everywhere who love to see Americans “vote” their country into the toilet.

      “Alternate truth”=”outright lie. Trump is a natural dictator who doesn’t respect the roll of a free press unless they are kissing his rear.

  • And yet they are trying to make hash labs downtown.. yep, they are safe!

  • The Hermit of Grizzly Mountain

    I make hash several mornings a week and have never had any explosions. (Well, at least not since I switched from Tapatio to Sriracha.)

    I don’t know whether their BHO recipe specifies Bacon Honey & Onions or Butter Ham & Olive oil, but either way, they shouldn’t be combining nightshades: its bell peppers OR tomatoes, people- not both!

    And if it’s the cookery that’s the problem and not the produce, it’s always prudent to regularly check & maintain the fuel lines. I always turn off the propane at the tank and then, after it sputters, turn off the burner.

    Be safe, everybody, and enjoy a delicious breakfast!

    [Seriously though, this is incredibly selfish & thoughtless behavior & *should* result in very severe penalties. I wouldn’t joke like this if any neighbors or innocent passersby were harmed.]

  • this toxic garbage resulting from solvent processing IS NOT HASH!!! IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO RELATION TO HASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PERIOD !hash has been made for THOUSANDS of years without any solvents,chemicals or machinery whatsoever.it requires plant matter,silk or other mesh screen and labour. NOTHING ELSE !

  • Sogratefulltoassange

    U people are tired of winning already??

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