UPDATE: Meth Lab Found In Charleston House Fire


UPDATE 10/7/13 @ 4 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A plug-in air freshener is believed to have started a fire early Monday morning. After the fire was put out, a meth lab was found in the home.

The fire happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday along Arlington Avenue in Charleston.

Firefighters say the air freshener was too close to a trash bag and caught fire.

They say the fire posed a real challenge to put out.

"The guys had smoke coming out of every corner of this house, and they were able to go through the front door with a heavy hail of dense black smoke, high heat, and were able to find the fire in the room of origin, and stretch a hose line in complete darkness and put an attack and put the fire out where they found it," Charleston Fire Department Capt. Mark Strickland said.

A meth lab was found in the house. It was not active.

One person was arrested for obstructing police.

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ORIGINAL STORY 10/7/13 @ 5:30 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Firefighters found a meth lab inside a burning home in Charleston early Monday morning.

A man and woman were asleep in their home at 31 Arlington Avenue in Charleston, when a smoke detector woke them up.

Smoke and flames were coming out of the house when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 1:30 a.m.

They were able to extinguish the fire quickly but also found a meth lab inside of the house.

Police arrested one man, charging him with obstruction.

Charleston police and the Metro Drug unit are continuing their investigation.


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