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Firefighters unveil large honey oil extraction laboratory as they fight fire in Lucerne Valley on Tuesday night – VVNG.com

LUCERNE VALLEY, California (VVNG.com) – San Bernardino County firefighters battled a fire in the Lucerne Valley on Tuesday night in a building used as an illegal laboratory to extract honey oil, firefighters reported.

The fire broke out at 11:48 p.m., March 22, 2022, at a residence in the Chickasaw Road and Colby street area of ​​Lucerne Valley, located between Old Woman Springs Road and Rabbit Springs Road.

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Firefighters found a completely affected metal garage with 3 fields that threatened the main house and some vegetation, a traffic scanner reported.

The initial search revealed a gas leak, and there were several propane tanks in the fire, which posed a serious danger to firefighters.

In addition, there were 8 containers filled with about 200 gallons of some kind of plant food in the premises, scanners reported, with a strong smell of marijuana.

Firefighters sought the help of deputies after confirming that they had discovered a large laboratory for extracting honey oil.

The extracted THC from the marijuana is used to produce a product commonly known as honey oil, which is a higher concentrated product than the traditional method of smoking the plant material.

Two large propane tanks were also reported to be shutting down, prompting a response from the Hazmat team.

Nearly half an hour after the fire broke out, firefighters continued to report heavy fire and smoke as the fighting continued.

Crews were ordered to stop at least 30 feet from the burning structure to avoid imminent danger.

Edison was also invited to the scene. This is an evolving story, and additional information is not immediately available.

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Firefighters unveil large honey oil extraction laboratory as they fight fire in Lucerne Valley on Tuesday night – VVNG.com

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