SF Explosion Caused by Drug Lab: Cops

Firefighters responded to explosion and found fire

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012  |  Updated 9:46 AM PDT
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SF Explosion Caused by Drug Lab: Cops

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An explosion at a house in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood  on Tuesday night that injured a woman and a boy was apparently caused by  someone trying to manufacture drugs, a police spokesman said today.

The blast was reported at 8:50 p.m. at 1228 Capitol Ave., near  Ocean Avenue, a fire dispatcher said.

Firefighters responded and put out the fire, which was already  nearly extinguished upon their arrival, the dispatcher said.

The firefighters cut off utilities at the home and called police  after determining that the explosion may have been drug-related, the  dispatcher said.

Police investigators arrived and determined that a butane tank had  exploded as drugs were allegedly being manufactured, police spokesman Sgt.  Daryl Fong said.

A 33-year-old woman and a juvenile boy transported themselves to a  hospital to be treated for burns, Fong said. He did not know the extent of  their injuries.

The woman could be arrested in connection with the explosion, Fong  said.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the  Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by  text message to TIP411.
   
 

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