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Richland County, SC (WLTX) – Authorities responded to an apartment fire that is believed to have been caused from manufacturing methamphetamine Saturday night.

According to deputies, the Columbia Fire Department responded to apartments on the 7600 block of Hunt Club Road around 6:30 p.m. regarding a suspicious fire.635493170472120024-meht-lab-2

Once the fire department determined a methamphetamine lab was inside the home, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department was called in.

Investigators say the suspects fled the scene when the fire department arrived.

Officials say the fire caused $15,000 worth of damages and only impacted the room and contents of one unit.

No injuries have been reported.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Richland County Fire Marshall are continuing to investigate this incident,

Anyone with information about the individuals operating the methamphetamine lab is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com. You can also text information in by texting “TIPSC” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

 

 

 

 

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Meth lab believed to be cause of fire at northeast Columbia apartment building

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — A fire that broke out at an apartment building northeast of Columbia Saturday night is believed to have been caused by a methamphetamine lab, officials say.

The Columbia Fire Department responded to the fire in the 7600 block of Hunt Club Road in an area between Two Notch Road and I-77 around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, department spokesman Brick Lewis said.6jt7A_AuSt_74

The fire was contained to one room within a single apartment and damaged only the contents of that room, Lewis said. No one was at the apartment when firefighters arrived on the scene, he said.

After discovering suspicious materials in the room, the fire department notified investigators with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department who then determined that the materials were used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, Lewis said.

The fire caused about $15,000 worth of damages. No one was injured in the incident.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Richland County Fire Marshal are continuing to investigate.

 

 

 

 

 

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