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Charges are pending on a 50-year-old Sullivan man and a 29-year-old Sullivan man after a methamphetamine lab caught fire in a home on East Euclid St., early Sunday morning, February 24, at 3:12 a.m.
Sullivan Police responded to the 20th block of East Euclid St. for an anonymous report of a meth lab which had exploded.
Officers arrived at the home and observed a strong odor commonly associated with the clandestine production of meth coming from the residence.
The owner of the home, a 55-year-old Sullivan woman, allowed officers into the home where they located a 29-year-old man with severe burns to his right arm and leg.
Officers then observed fire damage to the kitchen of the home as well as numerous components associated with the production of meth. The fire was believed to have occurred several hours prior to officers being notified.
Meth components were also located outside of the home as well.
A 50-year-old male was later located and found to have sustained burns to his left hand and face.
Both suspects were transported to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital for treatment of their burns. Their conditions and extent of treatment were not known at press time.
Sullivan Police are seeking warrants through the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for Arson in the First Degree and Manufacturing a Controlled Substance.
The names are being withheld pending the issuance of warrants.


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