A man is in a stable condition in hospital after an explosion in a suspected illegal drug laboratory in Sydney’s west. The explosion occurred at about 10.15am on Saturday, in a shed in the backyard of a house in Blewett Road, Marayong. The 26-year-old man, who was initially treated by paramedics at the scene, was admitted to Westmead hospital with burns to his face, chest and hands. A woman in her 20s, who was also at the scene, was treated for smoke inhalation and is now helping police with their investigation.

It is unknown what kind of drugs were being processed at the lab. The man remains in a stable condition at Concord Hospital.