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MIDDLEBURG, Fla. — A methamphetamine laboratory may be responsible for an explosion and fire at a mobile home in Clay County, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said that at 9:45 a.m., an explosion and fire was reported in the Clay Hill area at 1946 Open Woods Road.


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This home in Clay County exploded Thursday morning. Officials believe there may have been a methamphetamine lab inside.

Our news partner Channel 4 said the windows of the vacant home were blown out, and the explosion knocked the cell phone out of the hands of a nearby resident.

Firefighters put out the fire by 11:30 a.m., and detectives said they suspect someone may have been inside the home cooking meth earlier in the day.

They cannot verify that until the investigation is over.

No one was inside the home, which had no power and had boarded up windows.

They found meth and cook-related items in the home as well as bottled accelerants.

Clay County’s hazardous materials team was called to the home to clean up after the explosion.


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