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More Details Released On Mountain Ranch Explosion

More Details Released On Mountain Ranch Explosion

More information was released yesterday in regards to an explosion heard Friday in the Mountain Ranch area.  According to the Calaveras Sheriff’s office, around 8 in the morning, Dispatch received multiple reports of an explosion in the area of Quartz Mine Road in Mountain Ranch.  Deputies were directed to a property by neighbors who heard the loud noise and people yelling.  An outbuilding was found to have been demolished from an explosion.  While Deputies were conducting their investigation and attempting to locate subjects on the property, Mark Twain Medical Center reported that a 41 year old female had arrived at the hospital emergency room with burns.  A CCSO Explosive Ordinance Device Team (aka Bomb Team) Deputy along with members of the Marijuana Enforcement Team responded to this incident.  Evidence of indoor marijuana cultivation were discovered on this property.  An investigation is ongoing in regards to the marijuana.  1000 marijuana plants and 136 pounds of processed marijuana were seized.  From statements obtained, Deputies determined that the explosion appears to have been caused by a propane stove left on overnight in the outbuilding.  When the female entered the outbuilding and attempted to turn the stove off, the explosion occurred causing injury to the female who was later transported out of county to a trauma center. Her condition is unknown.  No further information was released as this is an ongoing investigation.

Written by KVGC Staff

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