BLACK HAWK, Colo. (CBS4) – A man whose home exploded and burned in Black Hawk in December faces arson and other charges.
Hash oil extraction caused the Nov. 30 explosion, authorities said. They said they discovered evidence of a marijuana grow operation.READ MORE: Colorado Senators Pass COVID Relief Bill As State GOP Leaders Blast Passage
The district attorney’s office also charged Leland Charles Baker , 60, with marijuana-related infractions and cruelty to animals because a dog died in the fire. Another dog survived.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: National Jewish Administers Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Baker was hospitalized for injuries he sustained in the fire.
The Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office said it believes Baker was discharged but isn’t sure of his whereabouts. The sheriff’s office issued an arrest warrant on Jan. 7.MORE NEWS: Police: Kyle Daugherty Drove Stolen Aston Martin To Dealership, Fraudulently Paid For Porsche