Two Burned In Hash Oil Explosion

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is appealing to the public for information about a butane honey oil lab explosion that occurred Wednesday morning in Mountain Gate. Two men from Washington State suffered serious burns in the blast at a home on Ron Way. A deputy who arrived at the scene saw evidence of what had happened and learned that 24-year-old Adam Kurdi and 25-year-old Christian Schollenberger had both been taken to a hospital. Both men have since been flown to the U.C Davis Burn Center. Both are in critical condition. A search warrant was acquired for the house and in a spare bedroom officials reported finding all the ingredients of a concentrated cannabis operation, as well as evidence of a butane explosion. 44 growing marijuana plants were also seized. The damage to the house was limited to the spare bedroom where the extraction was apparently underway.