Fire investigators found chemicals used to make hash oil at the scene of a trailer fire Tuesday afternoon in the South Park neighborhood, which left a 36-year-old woman badly burned.
Just before 2pm police and firefighters responded to the blaze near 8th Ave South and South Portland St Where they found smoke pouring from a large refrigeration trailer . According to the caller a woman was injured as a result of the fire. Officers also found the woman two blocks from the scene of the fire and immediately requested medics.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and transported the 36-year-old woman to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
A witness at the scene told an officer that the burn victim was known around the neighborhood as the “Hash Lady” and had reportedly been using volatile and dangerous chemicals to produce hash oil.
The Fire Marshall and SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad are investigating the fire.
Damages are estimated at $8000 to $10,000 dollars, with the trailer being a total loss.