Ingleside home explosion probably drug-related, police say 

A residence that exploded in San Francisco’s Ingleside district Tuesday was most likely caused by an attempt to manufacture drugs, police said.

The San Francisco Fire Department responded to a call at 1228 Capitol Ave. near Ocean Avenue around 8:50 p.m. and subsequently alerted police about the possible presence of a drug lab, police said. Firefighters said the fire was mostly contained by the time they arrived.

Police arrived around 10 p.m. and determined the occupants of the house were attempting to make drugs when a butane tank exploded, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said. The windows of the residence were blown out and debris from inside the residence was found outside, he said.

Drug paraphernalia was found inside the residence, Fong said.

The occupants of the residence, a 33-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy, went to St. Luke’s Hospital for their injuries, where they were transferred to the St. Francis Burn Center. Their injuries were not considered life threatening, Fong said.

The woman may be arrested in connection with the explosion, he said.

The investigation is ongoing, Fong said.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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