Meth lab explosion catches Hamblen County home on fire

Meth lab explosion catches Hamblen County home on fire

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The abandoned home is located on St. Paul Road in Morristown. (source: Hamblen County Sheriff's Department) The abandoned home is located on St. Paul Road in Morristown. (source: Hamblen County Sheriff's Department)
Deputies quickly determined the fire was the result of a meth lab explosion. (source: Hamblen County Sheriff's Department) Deputies quickly determined the fire was the result of a meth lab explosion. (source: Hamblen County Sheriff's Department)
Cleanup continued throughout the morning. (source: Hamblen County Sheriff's Department) Cleanup continued throughout the morning. (source: Hamblen County Sheriff's Department)

MORRISTOWN (WATE) - An abandoned home in Hamblen County caught fire Friday morning in what sheriff's deputies say was the result of a meth lab explosion.

A neighbor called to report the fire around 6:04 a.m. at 4615 St. Paul Road.

The Hamblen County Sheriff's Department and South Hamblen County Fire Department arrived and quickly determined it was a meth lab explosion.

One firefighter was sent to the hospital as a precaution due to inhaling meth fumes.

Deputies have no suspects at this time.

Sheriff's department detectives and fire department officials remained on scene throughout the morning to clean up toxic fumes, debris and what remains of the lab.

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