Search warrant details cause of Crystal home explosionPosted by On

“I was cooking some stuff I shouldn’t have been,” the homeowner said to an officer, who noticed a butane torch through the blow-open door.

CRYSTAL, Minn — The explosion over the weekend was loud.

“It shook the house. I was inside the kitchen and it shook,” said neighbor Dennis Wauerflein.

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It blew the front door right off a small house, tucked into Perry Street in Crystal. 

And as neighbors gathered, they speculated whether it could be related to some kind of gas leak because of another high-profile incident this year.

“You really don’t know when things like that are going to happen,” said neighbor Toni Herbst.

But a search warrant filed in Hennepin County reveals the suspected cause involves the homeowner attempting to extract THC oil from marijuana. He has not been charged with a crime.

The search warrant says an officer asked him what happened, and he said “I was cooking some stuff I shouldn’t have been.”

It also says officers could see a butane torch inside the blown open door.

The man was hospitalized with burns suffered in the explosion.

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