3 hospitalized after house explosion in Josephine County

Update (11-17-22, 2:50 p.m.) – The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office provided an update to their investigation into a house explosion that left three people injured.

The sheriff’s office sent out the following statement Thursday afternoon:

On November 17, 2022, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) responded to a suspected Butane Honey Oil Lab Explosion in the 11,000 block of Redwood Highway.

During the explosion two adults were critically injured and one juvenile suffered minor injuries.

This investigation is currently being conducted in cooperation with Oregon State Police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.

Original story: JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A home was destroyed in an explosion southwest of Grants Pass.

Rural Metro Fire said just after 3:00 a.m. Thursday, an explosion was heard and felt around a home in the 11000 block of Redwood Highway.

Multiple agencies reportedly converged on the scene and found the home completely destroyed and on fire.

According to RMF, three occupants of the home were sent to a hospital. The list of injuries included burns and trauma, firefighters said.

The fire was fully extinguished after the patients were transported.

“Investigators are on scene attempting to identify the cause of the blast,” Rural Metro Fire said.  “Updates may follow if info is available for release.”

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