Oregon Man Charged with Arson After Hash Oil Lab Explosion Starts Huge Wildfire

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A 24-year-old faces charges of arson and unlicensed cannabis manufacturing after police say his DIY hash lab sparked a 150-acre fire that caused more than $50,000 worth of damage.

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Police in Oregon have arrested 24-year-old Michael Cashmareck in connection with a massive wildfire that burned more than 150 acres of land and caused more than $50,000 in damages earlier this month. After extinguishing the day-long blaze, investigators discovered that the fire had been started by an explosion at an illegal butane hash oil lab ran by Cashmareck.

According to the Medford Mail Tribune, police say that Cashmareck was at a makeshift shack in East Evans, and was in the middle of removing residual solvents from a newly...

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