Investigators Probe Explosion, Fire At Anaheim Apartment Complex

ANAHEIM ( — Authorities say one person has been detained for questioning in connection with an explosion at an Anaheim apartment complex.

Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn says the incident occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday at the Gateway Apartments on State College Boulevard.

Dunn says investigators suspect that the fire and explosion may have been triggered by someone trying to extract hash oil from marijuana.

“It’s not something that we see very frequently. It does involve an open flame and in this particular case, that may be what caused the fire,” he told KNX 1070 Newsradio.

Man Questioned Following Explosion, Fire At Anaheim Apartment Complex

No one was hurt in the explosion but the fire damaged a fourth-floor unit, and three units directly below.

Residents in those units, which sustained water damage from the sprinklers, were displaced.

There was no word yet on if any arrests had been made.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio

Listen Live