Photos: Motel blaze joins our list of top six recent hash-oil explosions

Update: Last week, we highlighted five recent explosions, allegedly caused by people whose attempts to make butane hash oil went up in smoke; see our previous coverage below.

Apparently, two people at a Grand Junction motel didn't heed our warnings, because their hash-oil-making efforts ended in flames, burns and a new entry on our list. Below, see photos and details about this explosion and five others, plus information about why the process is so dangerous.

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