2 burned, dog injured in house explosion in Lafayette

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LAFAYETTE, Colo. -- Two men were suffered severe burns and a dog was injured in a house explosion and fire in Lafayette on Wednesday afternoon.

It happened about 4:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Modred Street near South Boulder Road.

Emergency crews from at least four agencies responded to the scene. Video showed a big hole in the side of the house and extensive fire damage throughout it.

"While emergency personnel were on scene they observed a large marijuana cultivation inside of the house," officials with the City of Lafayette said in a statement Thursday. "The cause of the fire/explosion is still under investigation, however the case is being investigated as a possible hash oil extraction lab."

The Lafayette Police Department and the Multi Agency Fire Investigation Team executed a search warrant Thursday.

The two men taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and then to the burn unit at University of Colorado Hospital with severe burns. The dog was taken to a veterinary hospital to be treated for unknown injuries.