Astoria pot-extract business explodes, 2 hurt

The explosion took place at Higher Level Concentrates

Marijuana plants are seen nearly ready for harvest at a cultivation center. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
Marijuana plants are seen nearly ready for harvest at a cultivation center. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Two people have been injured after an explosion and fire at a marijuana-extraction company in Astoria.

The Daily Astorian reports that three people were working at Higher Level Concentrates when an explosion occurred Wednesday night, sparking a fire. All three people escaped but two suffered burn injuries and were taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

Astoria Deputy Police Chief Eric Halverson says the cause of the fire is under investigation.