Man making synthetic marijuana allegedly causes apartment fire in Irving

A man making K2, a synthetic marijuana, allegedly caused the large fire that gutted an Irving apartment complex near North MacArthur Boulevard and the Bush Turnpike in early December, according to documents obtained by KRLD NewsRadio 1080 and a report by CBS, Channel 11.
In the affidavits, Mohsin Zia admitted that he was trying to make K2 when the mixture caught fire and spread throughout his building. No deaths were reported from the resulting four-alarm fire, but several suffered from injuries and smoke inhalation and at least 56 people were displaced.
A warrant was issued for Zia’s arrest, according to Assistant Fire Chief Rusty Wilson. “It was for
arson, a Class 3 felony, for the manufacturing of an illegal substance and causing bodily harm,” he said.
The December 3 fire consumed 22 units at the Arbors of Las Colinas apartment complex. Residents trapped in the three-story building jumped to safety. Some sustained injuries.
“My neighbor right across from me, he broke his ankle and his wrist catching a lady that fell off the third floor … He and another guy braced her fall, and so he’s on his way to the hospital right now,” Kevin Uselton said on the night of the fire.

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