Man Burned After Suspected Drug Lab in Malibu Goes Up in Flames

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Crews were mopping up early Wednesday after a suspected drug lab caught fire and exploded in Malibu, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


Fire crews responded to a home in Malibu after a blaze broke out. (Credit: KTLA)

Firefighters responded to a home in the 1200 block of Encinal Canyon Road (map) that was fully engulfed in flames, a tweet from the department sent Tuesday around 6:15 p.m. stated.

Authorities later discovered the substance “honey oil” — which they described as a type of marijuana oil — at the residence, Sgt. Fray Lupian with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

A helicopter was used to get the person who was burned in the fire out of the home, according to a separate tweet from county fire officials.

The 25-year-old man was taken to USC Medical Center, where he would likely be arrested, according to Lupian.

A hazardous materials crew was still on the scene shortly before 2 a.m., according to the fire department.

KTLA’s Justin Burton contributed to this report.



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