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Arrest made in Nederland home explosion, officials say

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 13:50:49-04

NEDERLAND, Colo. — Authorities have made an arrest in a home explosion that happened in Nederland earlier this month.

Jason Korte faces charges of arson and manufacture and possession of explosives, along with marijuana-related charges, including illegal extraction of marijuana concentrate using an inherently dangerous substance, Nederland officials said Tuesday.

The explosion happened on July 3 in the 200 block of Alpine Drive, according to the Nederland Fire Protection District. A home sprinkler system put the fire out, and one person was taken to a hospital with burns.

Authorities are still investigating the incident and more information was not released Tuesday.