Man Severely Burned When Honey Oil Lab Ignites in Hollywood Hills Apartment

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A man suffered critical burns after a honey oil lab went up in flames in an apartment building in Hollywood Hills Thursday morning.

A man was severely burned in an apartment fire in Hollywood Hills on Nov. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A man was severely burned in an apartment fire in Hollywood Hills on Nov. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident was reported about 2:45 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. McGuire said.

Officers found a man with severe burns to his face, chest and hands, McGuire said.

The man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Investigators said a honey oil lab, discovered inside the six-story apartment building, caused the fire.

During honey oil extraction, explosive gases are heated in an attempt to extract THC from cannabis leaves.

The process can be a very dangerous one, according to officials.

No one else was injured in the incident, McGuire said.

KTLA’s Alberto Mendez contributed to this report.¬†