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Dad charged over Bertram house blast
The July 31 explosion in Bertram. Picture: Supplied

A man has been charged over an explosion at his Bertram home in which his four-year-old son was badly burned.

Organised Crime Squad officers have charged the 32-year-old Baldivis man following their investigation into the July 31 explosion at the family's three-bedroom brick house on Lilac Pass.

The house was destroyed in the blast and subsequent blaze.

It will be alleged officers found equipment used to make methyl amphetamine, and police say the explosion occurred during the manufacture of the drug.

The case may be one of the first to test new laws introduced by then Police Minister Rob Johnson in March requiring a mandatory 12-month jail term for adults who cause harm to a child through drug manufacture.

The father has been charged with attempting to manufacture a prohibited drug, endangering the life, health or safety of a person and unlawful damage.

He will appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court today.

The damage to the Bertram house. Picture: Seven News