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Police: Hashish explosion rocks Forest Grove home

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FOREST GROVE, OR (KPTV) -

Five people were taken to hospitals Monday night when a man cooking hashish oil caused an explosion at a Forest Grove home, police said.

It happened at a home on C Street just after 9 p.m. Monday when police responded to a report of a loud boom and a man running up and down the street, screaming that he had been burned.

Investigators said 22-year-old Bernard Heflin first claimed he was cooking eggs when the explosion happened, but he eventually admitted to cooking hashish oil, using butane as a solvent.

Heflin, two women, a 10-day-old infant and a 20-month-old child were inside the home when the explosion happened.

Police said the women and children were hospitalized, but have since been released after evaluations.

Heflin, meanwhile, was treated for his burns and then taken into custody by police.

Since the explosion, police have served a search warrant at the home to recover evidence. They also found significant damage from the explosion inside.

Heflin is facing charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, reckless endangering, child neglect, endangering the welfare of a minor and criminal mistreatment.

So far, it's not clear how much damage was caused by the explosion.

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