Teen injured in explosion expected to be released from Front Range hospital Saturday
June 15, 2013
Steamboat Springs — The final teen who remains hospitalized after an explosion Thursday at a Steamboat Springs condo is expected to be released Saturday, according to the teen’s father, who wrote in an email Saturday that his son is doing well.
“They are calling his burns mostly superficial,” the father said.
The 17-year-old male’s name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, and the Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating the explosion as a possible crime.
Police think a marijuana concentrate called ear wax was being made inside the condo with butane, and the butane ignited. The force of the blast shook the building and shattered and knocked out windows.
Police think the condo’s occupants might have committed arson by acting recklessly and causing an explosion, according to the warrant. It also states it is illegal to manufacture marijuana concentrate.
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