Firefighters respond to the Heritage Hotel after an explosion on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in San Diego. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Three people were injured in the explosion at the hotel near SeaWorld San Diego and investigators were trying to determine whether there was a drug lab inside, authorities said. Three people were taken to a hospital to be treated for burns and one was in serious condition, said San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A powerful explosion on Wednesday ripped through a hotel near SeaWorld San Diego from a room where authorities say a couple was extracting hash oil, sending guests fleeing for safety.
A 22-year-old man in the room suffered life-threatening injuries. Also hurt were a woman in the room and a young man staying next door, authorities said. All three were hospitalized.