PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - A Pasco County man is still in the hospital with burns on his arms and back after an explosion Tuesday night. Investigators say the blast was a result of a "Spice" lab, where synthetic marijuana is made.
Neighbors near the explosion say it is truly amazing that no one outside that home was hurt or that any of the homes in the area were damaged, considering the strength of the blast.
"I heard a sonic boom-type of explosion," said Steve Deboskey, who lives just a few houses down from the home on 24349 Breezy Oak Court. "I looked down and saw the garage flying across the street into the other yard."
Deboskey said he was in his driveway with his 17-month-old and his wife when it all happened. For him, the explosion literally hit close to home as he says his 8-year-old son had just rode his bike by the house minutes before the blast.
The remnants from the blast were left in the driveway of the home as neighbors made their way to work Wednesday morning. It's the same damage hazmat crews had to sift through Tuesday night to ensure the area was safe for residents in the area.
When officials with the Pasco County Sheriff' office got to the house around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, they say they saw plenty of chemicals and leafy products, all indicative of a "Spice" lab, but they say the investigation is still ongoing to determine exactly what chemicals they found in the home.
We still don't know the identity of the person that was injured in that blast, but he sustained burns to his arms and back. He was flown to Tampa General Hospital and his condition is still unknown.
There has been no word of any arrests at this time and the investigation is still on going.
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