Niagara Falls man guility in drug lab explosion

A Niagara Falls man was found guilty of arson after an explosion in a house while trying to extract hash oil from marijuana.

Crews were called to an Ottawa Street area home in February last year after a small explosion and fire in the basement.

The man claimed he was preparing butane for a wood burning project.

Court heard he later admitted he was trying to extract the oil from the marijuana.

Jamie Rainville will be sentenced next month.