Meth lab causes Elmira house fire

  • Source: Elmira Star-Gazette
  • Published: 02/05/2014 03:37 PM

Elmira police said a fire early Wednesday that injured four was caused by a meth lab inside a two-family apartment house. Elmira firefighters and police were called at 2:46 a.m. Wednesday to 153 E. Washington Ave., where a fire started in apartment B, said Elmira fire Captain Bob Lutz. The home is a duplex. According to a press release from Elmira police, officers found items within the residence consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine and determined that the fire was caused by a meth lab. Four people at the residence were injured during the incident and taken for medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Their names and ages were not released by city officials. A total of 12 people in two families were displaced by the fire, according to the Sullivan Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross. There was initially a report that three children were trapped in the home, and firefighters searched for them, but the children were located at a different home, Lutz said.


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