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Police investigate apartment fire caused by a meth lab

Police were called to an apartment fire after firefighters found a meth lab.
Posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May 10, 2013 at 6:34 p.m.

ELKHART — Police were called to an apartment fire after firefighters found a methamphetamine lab early Wednesday morning, May 8.

The Elkhart Fire Department responded at about 4:30 a.m. to 500 S. Main St., Apt. 616, to a fire. While looking in the apartment for what could have caused the fire, firefighters found a meth lab.

Shaun Edgerton, assistant chief of operations at the Elkhart Fire Department, said no one was injured as a result of the fire, and the apartment had minor damage from smoke. Firefighters also found multiple small burned spots, according to a report from the fire department. Police will not give more details on their ongoing investigation. Two signs — one from the Elkhart County Health Department, and another from the Indiana State Police— were placed on the door outside the apartment notifying that the apartment is dangerous and unfit for human habitation because it has been used for the illegal manufacture of a controlled substance.




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