With Video: Meth Lab Believed to Cause House Fire in Lansing
The Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad thinks it was triggered by a meth lab explosion. Video by fox47news.comvideo
A house goes up in flames Tuesday morning in Lansing, and the tri-county metro narcotics squad thinks it was triggered by a meth lab explosion.
It happened on Leslie Street just before six a.m.
We're told the person living there was life-flighted to U-of-M because of severe burns. Neighbors also suspected drug activity at the home.
"I don't know the neighbors. All I do is see people come and go," said neighbor Annette Wheeler. "I don't see a permanant resident there. Truthfully, it's probably one of Lansing's least finest homes."
Investigators say they found items for making meth in the home, like camping fuel and pseudoephedrine tablets.
The house is pretty badly damaged, and it's unliveable for now.
Officials are now saying a meth lab was the cause of the house fire that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday in Lansing.
According to Michigan State Police First Detective Lt. Tim Gill, firefighters found meth components.
We'll have more details as they become available.
An early morning house fire in Lansing today has left one man injured from burns.
The fire started before 6:00a.m. on 721 Leslie Street in Lansing.
According to the LSJ, "No one was in the home when firefighters arrived. But emergency responders received a call shortly after for a overdose on Larned Street, about a mile away. They found a man there who had suffered burns from the Leslie Street fire, Mazurek said."
Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.