Meth lab found at scene of Elkhart house fire
Posted: 07/07/2013 at 12:32 pm
By: Truth Staff
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Smoke drifts from the rear of 1820 Fieldhouse Ave. as Elkhart firefighters battle a fire at that address Saturday, July 6, 2013. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Elkhart firefighters gather outside 1820 Fieldhouse Ave Saturday, July 6, 2013, during a house fire at that address. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
A neighbor sprays water on a house next to 1820 Fieldhouse Ave. on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Elkhart firefighters were called to that address in the evening in response to a fire in a single story dwelling. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
The Elkhart Fire Department discovered a meth lab inside this home at 1820 Fieldhouse Ave. on Saturday evening, July 6, 2013. The occupants of the single-family dwelling were not inside and no injuries were reported. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
According to a press release from the Elkhart Fire Department, firefighters found the lab after taking control of the fire.
Firefighters were first called to the house at 1820 Fieldhouse Ave. around 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6.
Crews encountered flames and smoke on the east side and in the rear of the one-story residence.
Firefighters had to knock down the east walls of the building to gain entrance to the interior, where there were more flames, before the blaze was brought under control.
No one was injured in the fire.
After fire crews found the meth lab, the investigation was turned over to the Elkhart Police Department.