Hash oil may be to blame for fire near country club

DENVER - Denver Fire officials are investigating a house fire that may have been caused by a hash-oil operation at 36 Clarkson St. in Denver.

A woman who lives near the Denver Country Club snapped a photo of flames shooting out the basement window of the house around 4 a.m. Monday.

According to Denver Fire Captain David Borelli, cans of butane and components suggesting a hash-oil operation were found in the home.

People who live in the neighborhood told 9NEWS it didn't appear that anyone was living in the home, which is located less than 10 blocks from the Denver Country Club. But neighbors said in recent days, a few people were seen moving items out of the home and had mowed the backyard.

According to Mark Watson, a spokesperson for the Denver Fire Department, the fire was quickly extinguished, and no one was injured in the fire.

Watson also said neighboring homes were not damaged by the fire.

Firefighters will likely be on scene for several more hours, Watson said, as they monitor hot spots and investigate what caused the fire. Crews were searching a detached garage behind the home.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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