MODESTO (CBS13) – Investigators say the fire that damaged two homes in Modesto was caused by a butane honey oil lab explosion.
The incident happened early Thursday afternoon along the 2300 block of Whitcomb Way.
According to the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigation Unit, the fire started in a shed next to a home. Detectives believe the shed was the site of a butane honey oil lab.
The shed was destroyed in the fire. Two homes were damaged as well, firefighters say.
Modesto police say they not only found more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a subsequent search of the home, they also found 300 edible THC gummies and over 1,000 doses of concentrated THC.
One man, 35-year-old Modesto resident Michael Desruissea, has turned himself in. His girlfriend, 27-year-old Kanisha Brown, is still wanted by police.