Marijuana Oil Extraction Lab Found at Southdale Rd Fire

London police say they didn’t find a meth lab in the aftermath of an explosion that caused a fire at a Southdale Rd townhouse, as reported elsewhere.

Constable Ken Steeves tells Blackburn News they discovered the makings of a marijuana oil extraction lab.

Steeves says the auto/arson unit has taken over the criminal investigation into the incident on Friday night.  London police got a call to 1217 Southdale Rd. E. around 8:15 pm regarding an explosion. Witnesses reported seeing a man running from the scene after the blast and Steeves tells Blackburn News they’re still working on identifying that person.

Damage is estimated at $500,000.

*with files from Tom Fraser